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 corals, giant clams, jellyfish, endangered Hawaiian monk seals, sharks and reef fish.
The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands exhibit features a 4,000-gallon aquarium that is home to Hawaiian morwong, masked and bandit angelfish, crosshatch triggerfish, blackstripe coris and other species indigenous to the string of islands. Visitors can touch sea creatures at an outdoor touchpool; marvel at the coral reef displays; and view a diverse grouping of seahorses, pipefish and sea dragons.
Note: On-site parking is limited; 4-hour metered parking is available nearby.
Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.