Closure Update

While the City & County of Honolulu’s latest reopening strategy allows for the reopening of zoos, aquariums, museums and other attractions at 50 percent capacity, the Waikiki Aquarium will remain closed. As Dr. Andrew Rossiter, director of the Waikiki Aquarium, previously explained, the Aquarium’s small gallery size makes it difficult to ensure the health and safety of the staff, members and visitors. In addition, the capacity restrictions and loss of tourism have significantly impacted revenues and it doesn’t make sense financially to reopen at this time.

The good news is that the Aquarium plans to undertake some much-needed renovations during this down time. As soon as we have more information to share, we will.

The Aquarium offers various virtual experiences, classes, and activities on our website and through social media.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Andrew Rossiter (Dr)
Director, Waikīkī Aquarium