Waikiki Aquarium Hours and Admission Information

Are you curious about the Pacific marine life? Waikiki Aquarium is such a stage aiming to "show the world the riches of Hawaii's reefs". Waikiki Aquarium, originally known as the Honolulu Aquarium, is the third oldest aquarium in the country. After a hundred year's development, Waikiki Aquarium has become the home to 3055 organisms with an annually attendance of over 350,000 visitors.

A tour to Waikiki Aquarium would be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness a great diversity of species which are rare or absent in other parts of the world. Some aquarium exhibits there include Corals Are Alive, South Pacific Marine Communities, Jet Set, Hawaiian Marine Communities, Ocean Drifters, Hunters on the Reef and more. Extensive aquarium exhibits can not only satisfy our curiosity but also increase your awareness of protecting marine life and their natural habitats. You can expect more from the Waikiki Aquarium exhibits:

Waikiki Aquarium Exhibits


Now you might be eager to explore Waikiki Aquarium by yourself. To get fully prepared, we'll share you with the hours and admission info ahead of your schedule.

Aquarium Hours: Waikiki Aquarium is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm every day during regular time. Special hours only apply to Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day. On Thanksgiving Day, Waikiki Aquarium is opened at 9:00 am and closed at 2:30 pm. On New Year's Day, the operating hours of Waikiki Aquarium last from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Waikiki Aquarium is closed on Honolulu Marathon Day and Christmas Day. Honolulu Marathon Day is on December 12.

Gift Shop Hours: As for the gift shop hours, it's same to the opening hours of Waikiki Aquarium. The Gift Shop has a large selection of Hawaiian artwork, books on marine life and many more special souvenirs. Free shipping is available there.

Admission Prices: General admission price of Waikiki Aquarium is $9. For local residents with proof of residency, Active Duty Military with military ID, students with student ID and seniors over 65 with ID, their admission price is $6. For youth between 13 and 17 or disabled people, admission is $4. For juniors between 5 and 12, admission is $2. Free admission is available for children under 4.

Admission can be paid via Cash, Visa, Mastercard or US Travelers' Checks. If there is any change of admission, you might refer to the prices on their official site:

Admission Price


Special Programs Hours: Apart from normal exhibits, Waikiki Aquarium also hosts a wide variety of Family Programs, Adult Programs, Summer Camp and Group Activities.

For instance, the Summer Camp program will give students a chance to learn lives in Hawaiian water. The Summer Camp will last from June 13 to June 17 or from June 27 to July 1. The camp hour lasts from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm except Friday. On Friday, the camp time only lasts for two hours, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. School buddies, you can register for the Summer Camp from April 1st, 2011.

Some family programs are available at night. It must be an unforgettable experience to explore the reef at Night with your families. Since January 2nd, 2011, the Exploring the Reef at Night programs begins. In the first quarter of 2011, four days have been arranged for this program. They are respectively Jan 2nd, Jan 18th, Feb 16th and Mar 18th. The program generally lasts from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Adult admission is $15 and children admission is $9 for members. Non-members may need to pay additional $3. You need to register for it in advance.

More interesting programs are scheduled at Waikiki Aquarium. If you are interested in any of the programs, please check for more info and register for the programs on their official website:

Waikiki Aquarium Programs


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