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IST 605: Honolulu and Oahu Travel Guide

An in-depth guide to where to stay, eat, and visit in Honolulu, (and to a lesser extent Oahu moreover) Hawaii.

Wish You Were Here!

Welcome to the Waikiki Aquarium!

Want to go scuba diving without spending big bucks? Head to the Waikiki Aquarium instead! Full of tropical fish of all shapes and colors, this aquarium is fun for the whole family (or a solo traveler), providing glimpses into the amazing and stranger than fiction world of marine biology! There are even educational programs offered regularly for you (or your kids) to learn even more.

          Funded in 1904, the Aquarium is the second oldest of its kind in the United States and has been run by UH Manoa since 1919. Boasting thousands of fish, reptiles, marine mammals, and invertebrates, as well as a costal and aquatic plant collection, the Aquarium has something everyone is sure to find amazing!

          Visitors should allow at least two hours for a visit to the Waikiki Aquarium, but may spend longer, especially with children. Visiting hours are 9am-5pm, with last admittance at 4:30pm (special hours on Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, closed Christmas, and Honolulu Marathon Day). Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 13 and seniors over 65, and free for infants under 3years old. See the Aquarium’s website for more information.


Pro Top: Right across the street from the Aquarium is the Kapiʻolani Regional Park, a large public park perfect for picknicks, a multitude of sport activities, and just hanging out with friends and family. It also boasts the Waikiki Shell event venue, and a monthly crafts fair!

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