The Waikiki Aquarium is celebrating its 115th anniversary in style with a sustainable celebration featuring family activities during the day and top local musicians and bites during the night, along with a new living reef exhibit.
On Sunday, March 24 from 9 am to 2 pm, Waikiki Aquarium will throw a 115th birthday celebration with a full day of family friendly festivities!
Attractions include a crafts and education station, large ocean inflatables, art with Hawaii artists Patrick Ching and Dennis Mathewson, a fun LEGO display, live entertainment courtesy of Halau Hale O Kahala and Park Rats Ukulele Group.
Then from 6 to 9 p.m., Waikiki Aquarium hosts A Sustainable Celebration under the stars-a party for a purpose on the great lawn!
Guests will enjoy live entertainment by Josh Tatofi, Paula Fuga, Star Kalahiki, and Alx Kawakami, delectable bites from some of Honolulu’s favorite restaurants, and delicious hosted libations.
Guests will receive a sustainable glass collapsible straw and can enjoy taking a free souvenir photo like the ones Tannya & Mikey took.
Waikiki Aquarium Director Dr. Andrew Rossiter invited Living808 to check out what makes the Waikiki Aquarium a fun destination for all ages and Tannya and Mikey had a blast exploring the hands-on exhibits.
Did you know that it’s the second oldest aquarium in the United States?
The Waikiki Aquarium was founded in 1904, opening its doors for the first time on March 19, 1904 with 35 tanks and 400 marine organisms.
The Waikiki Aquarium now showcases more than 500 marine species, and maintains more than 3,500 marine specimens and has been administered by the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1919.
The new Living Reef Exhibit is an interactive and constantly evolving exhibit that showcases the majesty of both soft and stony coral, and features 12 “tri-cluster” displays with live coral, skeleton and educational infographic; an interactive kiosk; a 3-D educational polyp structure and more
On the horizon? A newly renovated weedy seadragon exhibit as well as a new Hawaiian streams exhibit outdoors, which incorporates a waterfall and highlights Hawaii’s unique freshwater gobies.