The Honolulu Zoo is located on a 42-acre site between the slopes of Diamond Head and Waikiki in Kapiolani Park with its entrance at the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Blvd. While parking is available for $1 per hour in a lot on Kapahulu Avenue, the zoo is within walking distance of all Waikiki hotels and resorts and by TheBus from other areas of the island.
The zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The zoo is closed on Christmas Day.
The best time to visit the zoo is in the mornings or late afternoon when the animals are likely to be more active. Many animals will seek shade in heat of the day.
General Admission to the Honolulu Zoo is $12 for those 13 years and older, and $3 for children 4-12 years. Children under 3 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Hawaii residents pay only $6 with proper kama'aina I.D. Annual memberships are available.