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Waikiki Aquarium

Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
Phone Number:
+1 808-923-9741
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09:00 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Learn about sea life in Hawaii here.

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Love an outdoor aqarium!

This is a lovely little aquarium that is partly inside and partly outside. Just a wonderful place to see some fish/sea creatures that you can only find in Hawaii. Also some really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ms. Margaret G
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New York
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New York
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely little aquarium that is partly inside and partly outside. Just a wonderful place to see some fish/sea creatures that you can only find in Hawaii. Also some really cool corral and information about how corral grows and how it needs to be protected

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, walking distance from Waikiki. Nice selection of fish and sea life. Many knowledgeable employees and volunteers to answer questions and discuss the aquarium.

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Wilsonville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This aquarium reminded us of Birch at Scripps: similar areas of focus, excellent ties to university research, and A/V display supplements. Definitely worth the visit; if you're snorkeling or diving, you can get a preview of what you'll see on the reef or interpretation of what you've seen.

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not as big as the zoo, but still very interesting. Many aqua creatures to see, including jellyfishes, many types of fishes, starfish, seal...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My Husband & I always take the time to go visit the Aquarium. We have never been disappointed. We normally just walk there, but the Trolley actually stops really close now

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

worth the trip - was a great rainy day winter activity. Small museum but good for all ages - likely will appeal more to younger families but we had fun too.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Living on the East Coast , I never had the opportunity to see up close such amazing creatures ! I read some reviews of the aquarium ; some were not very encouraging but we decided to go anyway . And I was delighted that I did . Located on a city bus route , the aquarium is located in a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, really small so don't expect much. Some great fish, jellyfish and seahorse on display. Feel bad for the lone seal in the tank. Close to the Honolulu Zoo. Bring your own food and snacks.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into tropical fish: This small aquarium is worth a visit. it in-town and can walk from Waikiki if staying at a hotel there. My grand kids 3-5 yr love it and ask to go as a reward.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For an advertised aquarium I was disappointed with the lack of fishes on display. I saw more fishes on the beach of Waikiki that were being fed by the tourists and snorkelers.

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