Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Waikiki Aquarium (#hnlbambina)

The Waikiki Aquarium is right on Waikiki beach. It's a short walk from the Honolulu Zoo, and a great place to cool off and see some really colourful fish.

Adult admission is $9, but we found a coupon for $1 off in one of the touristy magazines - and they honoured it for both Chris and I. As always, Hannah was free. My Mom had already been, so she decided to spend the couple hours at the hotel pool.

A couple hours was less than what it took. We walked there from our hotel, saw the Aquarium, and walked back.

It may have been the smallest aquarium I've ever visited, but it was the cheapest admission-wise and you definitely get your money's worth. It's the third oldest aquarium in the United States, and one of the coolest - almost all the indoor tanks have access to natural sunlight.

Hannah's stroller was the perfect height to check out the big fish, small fish and jellyfish. The aquarium houses more than 3,500 marine animals in their exhibits including the famous Hawaiin State Fish - Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (see photo at right). Seeing that fish is worth the admission price alone. The aquarium also has a touch tank (Hannah touched a shell) and two Hawaiian Monk Seals.

The Waikiki Aquarium is the perfect place to spend some time out of the sun - and learn about the fish you can snorkel with on the island.

YYZ Bambina is tagging all Hawaii-related posts #hnlbambina.

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  1. I love aquarium's! Good to know for my next visit (maybe in 20 years! haha) to Waikiki that it's a good destination.

  2. I love aquariums. Thanks for the tip about the coupon!


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