Honolulu Zoo

The Honolulu Zoo is a unique experience because it features animals not seen on the mainland such as the Komodo dragon. It also has an extensive exotic bird collection on its 42 acres across from the ocean.

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With over 1200 animals and 28 endangered species a visit here with the kids makes for a fun day.


Location and Hours


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.

honolulu zoo

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.

Zoo Map

honolulu zoo map




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.

honolulu zoo flamingoes

Each of these special collections is again broken down into specific categories of primates, birds and reptiles.




Unique Features

honolulu zoo komodo dragon

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.

honolulu zoo african savanna

There is also a large tropical birds collection.

honolulu zoo birds





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.

honolulu zoo keiki zoo

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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