Media representatives, photographers, film and video producers may apply to visit, photograph or film Waikīkī Aquarium exhibits, programs or activities, or to use the Aquarium as a back drop. Please, supply the information requested in the form below.

Waikīkī Aquarium Application and Guidelines for On-Site Photo shoots, Filming & Media Visits

Caroline Witherspoon or Taryn Bohan
Becker Communications, Inc.
(808) 533-4165

About the Waikīkī Aquarium
Founded in 1904 and administered by the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa since 1919, the Waikīkī Aquarium is located on the shoreline of Waikīkī Beach next to a living reef and across from Kapi’olani Park. The Aquarium – second oldest in the U.S. – showcases more than 500 marine species, and maintains more than 3,500 marine specimens. Public exhibits, education programs, and research focus on the unique aquatic life of Hawai‘i and the tropical Pacific. The Aquarium welcomes more than 320,000 visitors annually and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Honolulu Marathon Sunday and Christmas Day. Admission is $12 for visitors; $8 for local residents and active duty military with ID, $5 for senior citizens and juniors ages four to 12; and free for children three and under and Friends of Waikīkī Aquarium (FOWA) members. For more information about the Waikīkī Aquarium, including membership, call (808) 923-9741 or visit