On behalf of everyone at the Waikiki Aquarium, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19—this includes not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family, those whose jobs, schools and studies have been impacted, and so many more. Our focus is, as always, on the health and safety of our employees, visitors and the local community.

The situation is changing rapidly, and to do our part in slowing the spread of the virus, we have made the prudent decision, based upon CDC, State of Hawaii and University of Hawaii at Manoa guidelines, to temporarily close the Aquarium from 5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 17th. Evening events will also be cancelled until further notice.

We realize the impact this closure can have on our staff and all who visit the Aquarium, and this is not a decision we made lightly. The Aquarium will reopen at an undecided date, based upon the COVID-19 situation.

There is no question that this is a time of great uncertainty. While we don’t know exactly what the future may hold, we feel confident that by sticking together and supporting each other, we, as a community, will emerge from this stronger than before.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Andrew Rossiter (Dr)
Director, Waikiki Aquarium

For more information about the Waikīkī Aquarium, including membership, call (808) 923-9741 or visit www.waikikiaquarium.org.

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