Founded in 1904, the Waikiki Aquarium is the third oldest public aquarium in the United States.
A part of the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1919, it is located next to a living reef on the Waikiki shoreline.
Exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific, with roughly 320,000 people visiting the Aquarium each year. Over 3,000 organisms are on exhibit representing more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants.
Read our detailed Profile of the Waikiki Aquarium