The Honolulu Aquarium is located in Waikiki on the shores of Kapi'olani Park, just a short stroll from famous Waikiki and shaded by the Diamond Head State Monument. Open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily, the Honolulu Aquarium is an extremely popular yet affordable attraction to visit with admission costing just $9 for adults, $4 for children aged 13-17 years and $2 for children aged 5-12 years with children under 4 years free. All paid admissions also include a free audio tour wand.
The Honolulu Aquarium is the Pacific Island Region's Coastal Ecosystem Learning Centre for the Coastal America Partnership and features a number of research, programs and exhibits that focus on the unique and precious aquatic life of Hawaii and the Pacific. The aquarium is home to more than 3,500 marine faunae that represent over 500 species of aquatic plants and animals.
Through a diverse range of exhibits, the Honolulu Aquarium puts visitors face to face with zebra sharks and allows them to meet real-life Dori and Nemos. Visitors can see an amazing range of marine life including an octopus that can open jars, colourful tropical fish, endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals, living corals, reef sharks, squid, sea jellies and more.
The award-winning Honolulu Aquarium also features an Edge of Reef exhibit with a 28,400 litre outdoor exhibit featuring five different Hawaiian shore and reef environments as well as the new Northwestern Hawaiian Islands exhibit where visitors can see a unique range of aquatic species found almost nowhere else in the world including table corals, Japanese pygmy angelfish, masked angelfish and yellow barbell goatfish.
The Seahorse exhibit is also a favourite with visitors where they can learn about the care that goes into looking after and feeding the seahorses under the guidance of Aquarium Biologist Norton Chan. The Honolulu Aquarium is home to unique species that are rarely seen by people and is an amazing opportunity to see some of Hawaii's most spectacular aquatic life on dry land.