The Waikiki Aquarium

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Facility:The Waikiki Aquarium
Description:Waikiki Aquarium visitors can see an amazing variety of marine life from the tropical Pacific and Hawaii. Home to over 2,500 animals representing more than 420 species, the Aquarium is especially proud of its reputation of excellence in coral reef exhibitry. When you come to the Aquarium, you can get up-close views of reef sharks, living corals, endangered Hawaiian monk seals, graceful sea jellies, myriads of colorful reef fish, and much, much more.
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Address 1:2777 Kalakaua Ave.
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City:Honolulu
State/Province:HI
Zip Code:96815
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Telephone:(808) 923-9741
Website:http://www.waquarium.org/
R E V I E W S
Christine B., Co-op Member
We were in Hawaii for little more than a week. We included the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu because it was in walking distance of our hotel room in Tapa Tower and because it was a rainy day not suitable for other activities. We were so glad we chose to visit this aquarium - it is one of our two favorite aquariums in the US. No, it doesn't wow you with lots of huge whales or orca demonstrations; it has something even better for those seeking a truly unique aquarium experience. It has one of the world's only breeding programs for the chambered nautilus; it has huge giant clams both open and shut like none to be found elsewhere; it has a wide array of large and amazing coral reefs; and, it has a monk seal program that the kids love. Our visit coincided with the afternoon feeding day/time for the monk seals, so we were privileged to watch a long demonstration on all aspects of the monk seal's life and the aquarium's conservation work. The kids were able to get up close and personal, and the animal caregivers were patient and informative with the myriad of questions from the kids.
Laurie C., Co-op Member
The Waikiki Aquarium is one of our favorite places to hang out when we have a couple of hours. We use to visit the aquarium when we traveled to Honolulu from Alaska. Now we have the priviledge of living on the island. Since we live here we buy the family membership for $60. If our whole family goes 2 times per year the membership pays for itself. Plus that way my teenagers and I can run in there for a quick look at something we are studying. The other great thing about the aquarium is the educational classes that they offer through the year. Anyone can sign up for the classes, but our membership gives us a discount which we appreciate!
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