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Honolulu Zoo

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151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4096
+1 808-971-7171
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From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a little bit of everything from the animal kingdom. Its animal population includes more than 64 reptile, 38 mammal and 160 bird species. The 42-acre facility is organized into three tropical ecological zones: Tropical Rainforests, Pacific Islands and the African Savanna. Among its highlights is a new $12-million, 1.5-acre Asian tropical elephant exhibit that includes a 7,260-squre-foot holding area and two 55,000-gallon pools.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4096
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
+1 808-971-7171
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on a Sunday afternoon and felt like we almost had the place to ourselves. Plenty of exhibits, a children's playground and friendly staff interacted with us. Be sun and heat safe. A few exhibits were closed due to upgrades/programs for the animal's benefit. Maps...More

1  Thank hunterwill17
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Zoo is within walking distance from any hotel in Waikiki, you could take the bus/taxi if you needed. Try to get there early, 9am open as it is cooler and more animals are visible than later in the day!! Great place for the kids,...More

1  Thank Ashjay40
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very enjoyable although 3 of the exhibits were closed due to upgrades, which was unfortunate. A good way to spend a couple of hours. Was the KIng's private collection until it became to big.

1  Thank wilin2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Vibrant of the 1st meeting with the Mr. K Dragon made from Archipelago.... even with the limited animals around yet the volunteers and the staff really knowledgeable with the unique species that they had in this vicinity. Clean and safe site for the whole family...More

Thank azrulhanis
Reviewed 6 days ago

They have lots of different animals from around the world for example when we were there they had an africian exhibit. Different plants and trees

2  Thank reneeprok
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love animals so this was definitely a spot we wanted to check out on our trip. The zoo is bigger then it appears. We didn't expect to see the amount of animals we did. It was quiet there and the animals were beautiful. Would...More

1  Thank Kira D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo provided ourselves and Miss 3 with a perfect morning. It's small enough for a child to walk around and enough variation to maintain interest. Three exhibits were closed- Chimpanzees, hippopotamus and 1 other. The exhibit enclosures are old and tired but kids don't...More

1  Thank pixtip
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to see the Gibbons! They put on quite a show that you can hear all across the zoo. The older one starts with just a few puffs and then all craziness breaks loose! They all sing and holler and swing from the ropes....More

Thank vrodz8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure if we went at the wrong time (around 10 am) but we hardly saw any animals, which was very disappointing.

Thank Nethalie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Honolulu Zoo is a nice attraction in the corner of Waikiki and offers an inexpensive options for kids to enjoy the day. It's not that big and is a bit dated but still not a bad place to spend some time.

1  Thank Dennis C
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19 July 2017|
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Response from keekaboo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we walked. Our room overlooked zoo so I can offer that parking lot was nearly empty in the morning, but very full the rest of the day. I noticed that some people were parking there and heading to beach. The zoo is... More
8 May 2017|
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Response from TravellerSmurf2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, we took in big bottles of water and snacks. We weren't stopped and bags weren't checked on entry
4 April 2017|
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Response from boxhead001 | Reviewed this property |
we did not have a car so cant answer