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Honolulu Waikiki Aquarium

Updated on August 22, 2016
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Ruth Kongaika was born in the Rocky Mountains and has lived most of her life in the South Pacific. She travels, gardens and writes.

I had lived in Hawaii for over ten years before I discovered this wonderful place to take my grandchildren. This very educational and well-kept aquarium is unlike any other I have been to.

When you enter, you are given a handset. You enter the number beside the display, and there is a recording telling you all about it. You have your own personal guide all the way through the exhibit.

2777 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815-4027 (808) 923-9741:
Waikiki Aquarium, Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815-4027, USA

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My favorite display by far was a tall wide glass round tube which held several beautiful jellyfish. Well aware of their dangerous potential, the jellyfish look quite innocent as they float with lacey ribbons trailing behind them.

There were blowfish, eels, squid, clownfish, seals and sharks. Literally, something for everyone. The glass displays are made of thick glass and are well kept and clean. I just love to see the various kinds of coral, all the beautiful colors and textures that they come in.

The local elementary school children get to take field trips to the Waikiki Aquarium. It is located directly across from the Honolulu Zoo, on the ocean side. There are beautiful gardens in between the displays. It is such an educational journey for the whole family, and one that does not take up too much time and money. The director of the aquarium admits that this place is not only for viewing, but promotes research, public education and conservation and is an example of what an aquarium should be nationally and internationally.


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  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Glad you stopped by hello, hello. Thanks for your comments.

    It is a great place Aris. Yes, jellyfish are pretty, but dangerous.

    I hope you can come back to Hawaii again soon. I love aquariums and the Waikiki aquarium is quaint and educational.

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    Linda Crampton 

    8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Thanks for the information. I loved the videos. I've been to Hawaii once, but I didn't visit the aquarium. I'll be sure to go there if I make it to Hawaii again.

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    Aris Budianto 

    8 years ago from Lying along the equator Country

    Must be a wonderful place, love the jellyfish, thank elayne001.

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    Hello, hello, 

    8 years ago from London, UK

    Yhank you for such a splendid hub with all those videos. A world I most properly wouldn't have seen otherwise.

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you b.Malin. I should be a tour guide hehe. I hope you do get to visit Hawaii soon.

    I am sure your daughter would love it. We will have to go when you visit LianaK.

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    8 years ago

    Looks like a beautiful place to visit. My daughter, who loves animals would love it!

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    b. Malin 

    8 years ago

    What a wonderful hub, with the pictures and your narration, I feel like I've taken the tour of this wonderful aquarium. Someday we hope to get Hawaii and see all your wonderful attractions. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    It is a lot of fun for everyone and is very educational. Wow, I didn't know Florida got that cold. Hope the hub warmed you up for a bit Pamela99.

    Come on down bcatgray. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Thanks Wooded. It is a fun place for kids and grandparents too. Hope you can come and see it.

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    8 years ago

    Sounds wonderful, hopefully I can make it there to see it in person. Thanks for sharing this.

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    8 years ago from United States of America

    Love the aquarium!! Now, if I can just make it to Hawaii to see it in person. :-) Thanks for this hub.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    The aquarium looks like a great place to visit. I would like to be there right now as I'm in N. FL and we are dipping in the low 20'3 tonight. I did enjoy your hub.


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