The Waikiki Aquarium is the second-oldest public aquarium in the United States. Then known as the Honolulu Aquarium, it was established as a commercial venture by the Honolulu Rapid Transit and Land Company, who wished to “show the world the riches of Hawaii’s reefs.”
The Waikiki Aquarium has won national awards for its exhibits and aquatic culture methods: Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Bean Award for Nautilus propagation (1991); AZA/Munson Conservation Award for “Corals are Alive” exhibition (1999); AZA/Munson Conservation Exhibit Award (2003); and the AZA Bean Award for the “South Pacific Habitat” exhibition (2003).
- Address: 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
- Phone: (808) 923-9741
- Open Daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Website: https://www.waikikiaquarium.org/