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Learn more about the animals of the world with your family in Hawaii

Hawaii is a great place to discover more about the marine and land animals of the world. The Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium are two wonderful places to visit with your children in tow. They might even set eyes on a creature they've never seen before, and they're sure to leave with their brain chock full of new information.

Honolulu Zoo

As you make your way across the zoo's 42 acres you will see 905 different animals. From komodo dragons to elephants to all of your favourite African animals, your kids are sure to find their favourite creature here.

There is always something happening at the zoo, with fun-filled and educational events taking place all the time. Camp 'Imi Loa is the education program that will suit kids aged 6-8. They will have the opportunity to learn more about animals and the world around us on a tour, with crafts, games and videos, and with an exclusive encounter with some of the animals.

Discover the complex on your own or with a guide during the opening hours of 9:00am - 5:30pm. Twilight tours offer the chance to discover the zoo at night, from 5:30pm - 7:00pm with an experienced guide.

Waikiki Aquarium

Right on the shore of Waikiki Beach is this chance to discover the mysteries of the depths of the ocean. There are more than 500 marine species living here and more than 3,000 marine specimens all together, including the peppermint angelfish, one of the world's most rare species.

The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle exhibit is a definite highlight, showcasing this majestic and threatened animal. Other exhibits include Corals Are Alive, Ocean Drifters and Edge of the Reef.

This aquarium is open from 9:00am - 4:30pm.

These two attractions are just around the corner from each other - your family can make a day of it and walk from one to the other in about 15 minutes.