900+ animals over 42 lush acres Honolulu Zoo - Zoo in Honolulu, United States

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151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815




(808) 926-3191

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4.20 (7622 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Thursday: 10AM to 3PM
  • Friday: 10AM to 3PM
  • Saturday: 10AM to 3PM
  • Sunday: 10AM to 3PM
  • Monday: 10AM to 3PM
  • Tuesday: 10AM to 3PM
  • Wednesday: 10AM to 3PM


  • Amenities
    • Good for kids
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible entrance


Frequently mentioned in reviews: great (6) food (6) exhibits (6) time (9) animals (19)

  • 5Jacques Manuel (. 1 year ago
    We spent some quality time with animals together! Don’t forget your masks by protecting animals! Ticket for local is eight bucks and nineteen for visitors, fair enough! I love elephants, lemurs, gibbons,giraffes, turtles, both animals with slo-mo or cheetahs the quick ones(didn’t see them btw🥺), this is my second time visiting this zoo and I enjoyed it, a lot of animals to see! Good for family with kids! Avoid noontime, too humid and hot🥵

  • 5Jacob Z. 1 year ago
    Awesome zoo located in downtown Honolulu. Take your kids here. Even your reluctant tweens, and teenagers will enjoy their time here. The zoo has done a great job with managing traffic during the pandemic, making it less likely to have two way traffic on the paths. Lots of awesome animals who seem to be content with their living conditions. Plus, the dip-n-dot station is perfectly located to enjoy a cool treat in the middle of the zoo. There is a food truck and sitting area to eat food near the playground. There are pre-order QR codes around the zoo so you can order your food and then pick it up. Brilliant!

  • 5Bren D. 1 year ago
    Amazing zoo!!! Very few people were here at 2pm and all of the animals were out. Loved it!

  • 5Anita H. 1 year ago
    Loved this zoo. Highly recommend getting a membership. Animal exhibits are not tiny. Seems to focus more on animal quality exhibits than cramming more animals into their space. Membership also gives you a discount at gift shop and food stands.

  • 5Elizabet G. 1 year ago
    Interesting. Bigger then I thought. Fun gift shop. The animals where mostly sleeping when they opened. But still was nice to see some in action.

  • 5AJ K. 1 year ago
    We had a delightful time at the Honolulu Zoo. 🦁We got there about by 2 and the gate attendant was extremely thoughtful and kind. 🦤 The Zoo closes at 4 so they gave us two hours to explore which was enough time to see almost all the exhibits. They have many exotic animals 🐒 with beautiful bird aviaries 🦩 and lizard exhibits.🐊

  • 5John A. 1 year ago
    This is a great little Zoo if your looking to due some non beach activities with the kiddos. The 5th star if pretty much because this is the 1st zoo I've ever been to that doesn't smell like a zoo and its impressive. There's plenty to look and see...the animals all seem to be very well cared for and a staff who loves what they do. Great little side adventure in Hawaii.

  • 5kimberly v. 7 months ago
    Really cute zoo, it's small compared to others but very well kept. Everything was clean and well decorated. The weather was perfect in the day we went 02/12/2022. After all we are in Hawaii but the weather was cool and there was a great breeze. The animals are all so beautiful and there's a great playground at the end for the kids to run around the last bit of energy. The petting zoo is cute as well but there wasn't much to do as covid has kind of out a damper in things. All in all a wonderful place to take your kids ❣️

  • 5sam b. 5 months ago
    Parking at the zoo fills out quickly so Prepare to park further from the zoo. Parking fee was less than $10 bucks for 4 hours so bare that in mind. Kids will definitely enjoy themselves at the park after your tour at the zoo. Comfortable shoes and loose clothes are encouraged since it's usually hot and long walking.

  • 5Pamela B. 4 months ago
    I have never seen a prettier zoo in my life. We bought tickets in advanced due to covid but I don’t think you have too. The animals are in an open area. Not cages everywhere. A beautiful park rest in the middle of it. If I was a local I would take my kid here all the time. I’m so surprised to see so much preserved nature in such a busy place. Worth checking out. 100.

  • 5Keith L. 7 months ago
    The zoo is so much bigger than the initial look. We spent almost 3 hours in it observing the animals. The various different animals were nice to see. The only downside is that due to COVID, there were several spots that were no longer accessible. Plus it looked like there was several spots where they were upgrading and revamping the enclosures. But all in all, so very worth checking out. Park was beautiful and clean.

  • 5Sam K. 7 months ago
    Can’t say this is our typical choice attraction when visiting a new city but it was close by and my husband really wanted to go. We spent just under 2 hours walking around and we had a great time. Lots to see and learn, great way to enjoy an early morning or afternoon. Zoo was clean and well kept. Staff were very friendly.

  • 5Nolen V. 7 months ago
    Best zoo I’ve ever been to! The animals looked happy and healthy. Their enclosures were large and natural looking. They all seemed to have food, water, and toys. It was also clean and beautiful through out the whole place. Saw some animals I’ve never seen before. Good price too!

  • 5Jeremy S. 2 months ago
    Great place to visit with kids. My 9 year old had a blast. Plenty of good animal exhibits. The birds were amazing. Try the shaved ice in the back of the zoo. Nice cool down on a hot day!

  • 5Ke'alohilani M. 3 months ago
    It's a fun idea for a family day out! We hadn't gone in a while and it was exciting to see all the different animals. The zoo is undergoing some renovations so some exhibits were closed but there was still so much to see. We recommend going early enough to spend about 3 hours there, some of that time is for parking, most is for leisurely strolling through the zoo, and leave some time at the end to sit and have a snack and rest before leaving. We brought our own water bottles and a few snacks but we also bought a few snacks along the way to support some vendors as well.

  • 4Aniekan U. 1 year ago
    We visited the zoo shortly after they opened for the day so some of the animals had yet to wake up. It was still a lovely visit. There was a wide collection of birds and reptiles, but not so much of some of the other animals. There’s a nice little gift shop, cafe for food and snacks and a park for picnics and just relaxing after looking around. Overall a good experience.

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Last updated: 2022-08-04