About Us

The Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium is the nonprofit organization of the Waikīkī Aquarium. Our purpose is to support the mission of the Waikīkī Aquarium; to inspire and promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of Pacific marine life.

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Aquarium Info

For information on exhibits, hours of operations and daily/weekly events go to waikikiaquarium.org.

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About Us

The Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium is the nonprofit organization of the Waikiki Aquarium. Our purpose is to support the mission of the Waikiki Aquarium; to inspire and promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of Pacific marine life.

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Member Benefits

A full year of free admission to the Aquarium

Invitations to exclusive Member-only Aquarium events

Discount at the Natural Selection gift shop

Rental of the Aquarium for evening events

Free saltwater pick-up for home and office aquariums

Make Your Reservations!

In order to maintain a safe, contained and socially distanced environment, the Waikīkī Aquarium has implemented new protocols for admissions. Until further notice, tickets may only be purchased online and in advance, with a maximum of 50 guests allowed at the Aquarium. Must present membership I.D. upon arrival at the Aquarium.

Please follow the instructions below to register your time slot on the Waikīkī Aquarium website:

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Drawing with Patrick Ching

Learn how to draw a Hawaiian Monk Seal and a Honu with Patrick Ching! It’s a great way to improve your drawing skills while learning more about our marine life. Patrick will show you how to work with forming, outlining and shading. Techniques that will help improve your drawings – just in time for our FOWA Art Contest.

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Donate Now and Help Us Preserve Marine Life

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Donate Now and Help Us Preserve Marine Life

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Understanding Our Mission

We strive to inspire and promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of Pacific marine life.

Understanding Our Mission

We strive to inspire and promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of Pacific marine life.

Join Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium Today!

We invite you to become a Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium (FOWA) member today! As a FOWA member, you’re supporting the Aquarium’s mission to inspire and promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of Pacific marine life.

Members also enjoy unlimited admission to the Aquarium for an entire year as well as opportunities for participation in unique and educational Aquarium-sponsored activities and events.

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Get the Kilo i’a Magazine

As a member of the Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium you will get a printed version of the Kilo i’a Magazine in your mail.

Kilo i‘a is published quarterly by the University of Hawai‘i and the Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium. It is dedicated to increasing the community’s knowledge of the Waikīkī Aquarium and Hawai‘i’s marine life.

A full-color magazine, Kilo i‘a, introduces readers to the fascinating undersea world found at the Waikīkī Aquarium. Learn more about the amazing animals we work with – from the sublime to the bizarre.

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