Welina Mānoa

General Information

In this exhibit, we will present information about the site as well as a brief insight into the pilot visit to the Waikīkī Aquarium. This site is located in Waikīkī, which is historically a very important place on Oʻahu. The Waikīkī Aquarium gives us a brief insight into the vast marine life we have here in Hawaiʻi. Around the world, Hawaiʻi is known for its unique and diverse species both on land and in the water. We will present more information and various moʻolelo (stories) about the Waikīkī Aquarium. There are many different moʻolelo that are associated with the site.

The Waikīkī Aquarium is the only aquarium on the island of Oʻahu and is a vital educational tool for the keiki of Hawaiʻi. The aquarium is designated as a Coastal Ecological Learning Center for the Pacific Island Region of the Coastal America Partnership. Their exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Over 3,500 marine animals in their exhibits represent more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants. Every year, 320,000 people including 25,000 school age children visit the Waikīkī Aquarium. At the Waikīkī Aquarium, their mission is to inspire and promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of Pacific marine life.

For more historical information about the Waikīkī Aquarium, please visit their historical information page listed below:

Waikīkī Aquarium Historical Information