The Honolulu Zoo
The Zoo is 42 acres and home to 995 different animals from the tropics. Komodo Dragons, orang-utans, elephants, primates,
birds, reptiles, amphibians, and a variety of African animals can be seen daily. Be sure to see the wildest place in Waikiki!
Twilight Tours of the Zoo are held every Saturday night from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. These walking tours are led by a guide and
are appropriate adults and families with kids ages 5 and up.
The Honolulu Zoo is open 9:00 am to 5:30 pm daily. The last entry is taken at 4:30 pm. Open every day except Christmas Day.
The Waikiki Aquarium
Founded in 1904 and administered by the University of Hawaii 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 - third oldest in the U.S. - showcases more than 500 marine
species, and maintains more than 3,000 marine specimens. Family-friendly and interactive exhibits and education programs celebrate
the unique aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific.
The Aquarium is also home to two endangered Hawaii Monk Seals. The Aquarium
is open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $9 for visitors; $6 for local residents, active duty military with ID, students with ID
and seniors; $4 for youths ages 13-17 and persons with disabilities; $2 for juniors ages 5 to 12; and free for children 4 and under and
Friends of Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) members.
U.S. Army Museum Of Hawaii
Coastal defense battery housing military memorabilia from early Hawaiian period through Vietnam War. Gallery of Heroes honoring
Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross recipients. Gift Shop. Free Admission.
Waikiki Historic Trail - Surfboards mark the spot
Waikiki had a previous life, long before the first tourist arrived or the first hotel was built. Rekindling a love for Waikiki's
past has been the passion of author/historian Dr. George Kanahele. To help tell this
untold story, Kanahele designed the Waikiki Historic Trail, a walking tour that traces the history and cultural
legacy of this area where chiefs and commoners once lived. Bronze cast trail markers in the shape of surfboards
will describe a Waikiki that few knew existed.
Once part swamp, part playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki was for centuries a center of Hawaiian
hospitality and seat of Oahu's government.
Five markers have been installed so far: one along the Ala Wai Canal at the new Hawai'i Convention Center,
two at Kuhio Beach where the trail begins, one at Hilton Hawaiian Village, and one in the heart of Waikiki
at the site of the recently dedicated Princess Kaiulani statue. Other stops along the two-mile route include
Queen LiliuokalaniÍs residence, King LunaliloÍs residence,
Kapaemahu HealerÍs Stones (or Wizard Stones), KaweheweheÍs Healing Waters, and ancient fish and duck ponds.
Some sites are "markers" themselves--such as the Moana and Royal Hawaiian Hotels and the bronze statue of
Duke Kahanamoku at Kuhio Beach Park.The trail is a joint project between the city and the private sector.
It is seen as a way to enhance awareness of
Waikiki both as a sacred place to Hawaiians and a huge part of HawaiiÍs history.