Visit the Waikiki Aquarium next to Kapiolani Park and the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial
Read more about what to expect during your visit, then reserve your tickets today.

Opening Hours & Scheduled Closures
Regular Hours
Normal Operating Hours
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open daily, 7 days a week
(facility closes at 5:00 p.m.)

Special Hours
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28, 2024

9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(facility closes early at 3:00 p.m.)

New Year’s Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2025

11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(facility opens late morning and closes at 5:00 p.m.)

Honolulu Marathon Day
Sunday, December 8, 2024

(facility closed all day)

Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25, 2024

(facility closed all day)

What can you expect?
Wearing face masks is advised but not compulsory in the Waikiki Aquarium. Foot-activated hand sanitizers are positioned throughout the facility. Guests are reminded via signage to keep a six-foot distance between individual visitors or different groups.
Exhibits and all public spaces are disinfected frequently. Guests are encouraged to follow signage indicating the one-way route through the galleries. Anyone not feeling well should reschedule their visit by calling (808)923-9741 .
No food or drink items are allowed in the galleries. The Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat is temporarily closed. We’ve removed some exhibits to make more space.
Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Our facility is smoke-free. Usage of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes, on-site is prohibited. Comfort therapy animals and pets are not allowed. A Service Animal is allowed under specific direction of the admission desk staff.
Please Note
  • For guests who do not come prepared, face masks may be purchased at the Aquarium Gift Shop.
  • Clear acrylic barriers are now in place at the Front Desk and Gift Shop to minimize the potential spread of virus among guests, staff and volunteers.
  • We reserve the right to deny entry to any person(s). Please obey instructions provided by Aquarium Staff relating to the health and safety of our aquatic animals, staff and guests.