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Honolulu Zoo

a group of giraffe standing next to a zebra

Do you think each zoo is the same, and don’t want to waste your vacation time watching something you’ve already seen in your home country? Let us prove to you why you should take the time to visit the Honolulu Zoo! In addition to being a favorite activity for your kids (which makes it a perfect family-friendly experience), the Honolulu Zoo is also one of a kind.

Basic information about Honolulu Zoo

The Honolulu Zoo you will find in Queen Kapiolani Park on 42 acres. It is the only zoo in the United States that was founded on a grant from the monarch. The royal land made available King Kalakaua in 1876. Since the beginning, it was used as a place for the king’s personal collection of exotic birds and horses. By then it got bigger and now it is home to 905 species of animals from various tropical ecosystems.

Location: 151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

General Admission: $19 adults / $11 children under 12

Parking fee: $1.50 an hour

Open daily: 10am – 3pm

Honolulu zoo
Visit Honolulu Zoo

Why you should visit

Spending a day at the Honolulu Zoo is the perfect family adventure. If your kids find sunbathing on the beach all day boring, take a walk to see the tropical animals. It takes about 2-3 hours to fully experience the zoo. Besides zebras, monkeys, elephants and hippos, you’ll also find the world’s heaviest living lizards, Komodo dragons. That’s why more than 600,000 people visit the Honolulu Zoo every year, and the reviews on yelp are very positive.

Komodo dragon in Honolulu Zoo

More from animal world in Hawaii

Also, visit the Waikiki Aquarium to see underwater animals up close. Or if you’re more adventurous, you can get up close and personal with the animals. In Hawaii, you can go horseback riding in the wild or take one of the tours. Including whale watching, dolphin experiences or snorkeling with sea turtles. For reservations and more information, call +1 (808) 400-4481 or discuss in our Facebook group. Hawaii is a land of breathtaking views and raw nature for this reason you can experience firsthand in the wild.