Waikiki Aquarium

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History

Founded in 1904, the Waikiki Aquarium is the oldest public Aquarium in the United States. It’s located on the shores of Oahu, close to the hotels for easy access. It is home to over 2,500 animals from the tropical Pacific and Hawaii. Its major exhibits are of magnificent coral reefs, but that’s not all that it offers.

Great Diversity

The Aquarium is divided into four main exhibits, ranging from Hawaiian marine communities to diversity and adaptations. Some notable species are chambered nautilus, anemonefish, monk seals and lace corals. Habitats range from mangroves to seagrass beds to the deep reef.

Fun for the Family

The Aquarium offers a wide a variety of fun and educational activities, including day and night reef walks, Pacific diving/snorkeling trips and overnight Aquarium adventures featuring sharks, sea jellies and a special evening with the Director.

Mahimahi Hatchery

Truly unique to this place is the mahimahi hatchery; these fish have been bred here in captivity since the 1980s. They are currently used for research, but in the future they may be utilized for responsible, sustainable consumption.

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Organization type: Public Aquaria

Waikiki Aquarium
2777 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
US
North America
808-923-9741

http://www.waquarium.org/

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