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Honolulu, HI (April 13, 2015) – The Waikiki Aquarium celebrates Military Appreciation Month this May with special admission pricing for all active-duty military and their families, and a special membership rate.

Throughout the month of May, the Aquarium is extending its $8 military rate to the friends and families of active military. To claim the rate, groups must be accompanied by an active member of the military who can present a valid military I.D. in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserve. Active military who are interested in joining Friends of Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) during the month of May will also enjoy a $10 discount on Family and Family Plus one-year memberships. Members of FOWA receive many special benefits and unlimited free entry to the Aquarium.

“We make a point to participate in Military Appreciation Month every May, and want to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to America’s troops for their service and sacrifices,” said MaryLou Foley, Director of Community Outreach at the Waikiki Aquarium.

About the Waikiki Aquarium
Founded in 1904 and administered by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa since 1919, the Waikiki Aquarium is located on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach next to a living reef and across from Kapiolani 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Honolulu Marathon Sunday and Christmas Day. Daily 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 Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) members. For more information about the Waikiki Aquarium, including membership, call (808) 923-9741 or visit


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