AAA Editor Notes
Waikīkī Aquarium, 2777 Kalākaua Ave. in Kapi‘olani Regional Park, was founded in 1904 and showcases more than 2,500 species of Pacific marine life, including chambered nautiluses, giant clams, endangered Hawaiian monk seals, sharks and reef fish.
The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands exhibit features a 4,000-gallon aquarium that's home to Hawaiian morwong, masked and bandit angelfish, yellow barbel goatfish and other species indigenous to the string of islands. Visitors can touch sea creatures at an outdoor living coral ecosystem display; observe jellyfish in the Ocean Drifters Gallery; marvel at a self-contained miniature coral reef; and view a sea horse, pipefish and sea dragon exhibit.
Note: On-site parking is limited; 4-hour metered parking is available nearby.
Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.