Honolulu Zoo is the biggest and best zoo within 2,300 miles! You'll see the lion, elephant, and giraffe, of course but also rare wildlife like the Nene (Hawaiian goose) and a collection of Hawaiian marsh and forest birds. See New Guinea's Birds of Paradise. The rare primate, the Golden Lion Tamarin, and a family of Chimpanzees. We have some of the first Galapagos Tortoises hatched in captivity Exoticreptiles in "microhabitats" at the Herpetarium. A 10 acre African Savanna exhibit opened in 1994

Since 1947, Honolulu Zoo has occupied 42 acres of former royal lands dedicated as a public park by King David Kalakaua in 1877 and named for his beloved Queen Kapiolani. Today the zoo brings the world's vanishing wildlife to the people, exhibiting some of mature's most wonderful creatures in a peaceful park setting virtually a botanical garden.


Elephant Encounter daily showcases the behavior, intelligence and care of the world's largest land mammal. The Children's Zoo is a "hands-on"experience. A variety of year-round Zoo Education programs for children and adults explore biological diversity, inter-dependence, endangerment and conservation life on Earth.

Call (808) 971-7188

There are special events throughout the year and June August, Wednesday evenings, free music programs sponsored by AT&T at the Zoo Stage.

The Zootique - a special kind of store - tempts visitors with unique souvenirs, fun and unusual fashions, toys and books. The Honolulu Zoological Society operates the store, sponsors lecture series and annual fund raisers - Zoofari and the Zoo Fun Run. Call (808) 926-3191


Adults (13 and older): $6.00 Children (6-12 yearsold): $1.00, when accompanied by an adults.Children (5 years old and younger): Free, when accompanied by an adult. Annual family passes are available.


Zoo admission every day 9:00AM - 4:30PM except January 1 and December 25. Exits close at 5:30PM

Honolulu zoo is a division of the Department of Parks & Recreation, City and county of Honolulu, and an accredited member of AZA (Association of zoos and Aquariums)

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