With over 1200 animals and 28 endangered species a visit here with the kids makes for a fun day.
The zoo is open from 9:00am-4:30pm daily and closed Christmas Day. Admission is $14 for those aged 13 and older, $6 for 3-12 year olds and free for children under 2. Residents and active military pay $8 and their children aged 3-12 pay $4. IDs are required for the discount.
Parking is $1 an hour. They have pay machines that accept credit cards. Free parking is available on Monsarrat avenue on the backside of the zoo and also at the Waikiki Shell parking lot across the street.
There are food and snack stands at the zoo but you are allowed to picnik on the grounds. Coolers and outside food are permitted.
The main collections at the zoo include primates, birds and reptiles. Special exhibits include the African Savanna, the Tropical Forest, Islands of the Pacific and the Children's (Keiki) Zoo.
Unique to the zoo is the residence of the Komodo dragon and tigers from Sumatra. These cannot be found in any zoo on the mainland.
There is also a large tropical birds collection.
Many programs and activities are available to participate in. The zoo allows birthday parties, has weeklong day camps, arts/crafts, twilight tours and a dinner safari.
There is the 1.6 acre children's zoo and a classroom building for educational purposes. Additionally there is an animal hospital on site and a learning center. More info
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