Zoos in Hawaii with kids

It’s animal time in Hawaii, and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Hawaii because The Aloha State has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Honolulu Zoo

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    Honolulu

    The goal of the Honolulu Zoo's Environmental Enrichment Program is to involve all staff members; including keepers, curators and volunteers, in a zoo-wide program of effective environmental ...

  • Waikiki Aquarium

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    Honolulu

    Our exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Over 2,500 organisms in our exhibits represent more than 420 species of aquatic animals and every ...

  • Sea Life Park

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    Waimanalo

    Experience Hawaii's famous marine life and get closer than you've ever been to dolphins, sea turtles, penguins, and more! Sea Life Park Hawaii is a worldclass aquatic experience at Oahu's Makapuu ...

  • Maui Ocean Center

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    Wailuku

    Visit the LARGEST tropical aquarium in the western hemisphere! With live corals, touch pools, and 750,000 gallons of exhibit for you to explore!

  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

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    Keaau

    Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens is located off Hwy. 11 in Hilo on the island of Hawaii It is the only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United States. One of the many fun family places to go ...

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  • Glow Putt Indoor Mini Golf

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    Kaneohe

    Glow in the dark indoor putting fun! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Hawaii

  • Hawaii Childrens Discovery Center

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    Honolulu

    The Hawaii Childrens Discovery Center provides a world-class,interactive, participatory learning environment designed to inspire the young and "young-at-heart" to new heights of learning and ...

  • My Gym Kailua

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    Kailua

    Amazing classes and programs for kids 6 weeks thru 13 years that develop physically, cognitively and emotionally.

  • National Tropical Botanical Garden

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    Koloa

    Self-guided walking tours for the nature loving family at this Hawaiian Botanical Garden, with flowering trees, distinctive plants, and rare native species!

  • Sprouting Horn

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    Poipu

    This natural wonder occurs water rushes under a lava shelf and bursts through a small opening at the surface. Every wave produces another spray. It frequently spurts salt water 50 ft into the air. ...

  • Koloa Heritage Trail

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    Koloa

    Aloha, and welcome to Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Ho'olina o Koloa, The Koloa Heritage Trail. Your journey will whisk you through 5 million years of exploration highlighting the natural history, archaeology, ...

  • Dolphin Discoveries

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    Kailua Kona

    Have you ever dreamed of swimming eye to eye with a dolphin? So have we! And we hope to make that dream come true for you! We\'ve been on the water with the spinner dolphins in Kona for 15 years and ...

  • Haleakala National Park

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    Makawao

    This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. Come visit this special place - renew your spirit of adventure ...

  • Hawaii Volcanos

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    Hawaii

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, ...

  • Hawaii Nature Center

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    Wailuku

    There's nothing like being in the outdoors to connect with nature. Take your first step out through our website to find out who we are, what we do and where we do it. We have resources to help you no ...

  • Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

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    Kilauea

    240 acres of beautiful gardens to take guided around in the tropical Hawaiian sun, complete with a Children's Garden!

  • Wet n Wild Hawaii

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    Kapolei

    Set on 29 acres in lush, tropical surrounds in Kapolei, Oahu's 'second city', the all-new Wet’n’Wild water park delivers over 25 rides and attractions for families and thrill-seekers alike. It is ...

  • Dolphin Quest

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    Waikoloa

    Feel the thrill of a lifetime as you touch, swim with and even kiss a dolphin! Let loose, laugh and have loads of fun swimming with dolphins.

  • BOBs Hawaii Adventure

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    Honolulu

    Discover a new way to experience the ocean in our high-tech breathing observation bubbles (BOB). BOBs are easy to operate, environmentally friendly, underwater scooters which have nearly 365 degree ...

  • Kahoma Ranch

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    Kahului

    Enjoy a ride in our own ATVs through cattle pastures on private dirt roads and trails. Plus mountain water slides and swimming.

  • Kihei Aquatic Center

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    Kihei

    Kihei Aquatic Center is a full-size competition complex located between Maalea and Makena Bay. Featuring three pools, one for small children, older kids and an Olympic-size lap pool. One of the many ...

  • Waikiki Imax

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    Honolulu

    The IMAX Waikiki features several amazing films formatted on a 5 foot story tall screen enhanced by 12,000 watts of wrap-around digital sound. One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Maui Myth and Magic Theatre

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    Maui

    Maui Theatre Presents 'Ulalena, a theatrical experience as impressive as the story. This is not just a theatre. It is a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art venue built for this presentation. ...

  • Warren and Annabelles Magic Show

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    Maui

    In one of Maui's most elegant and intimate settings, Warren Gibson, highly acclaimed showman and one of the country's premier sleight-of-hand magicians, treats you to a variety of magicians ...

  • Duck Tours Hawaii

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    Honolulu

    One of the funnest tours! An absolute must-do when in Hawaii and one of the best ways to see the sights of Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, world famous Hanauma Bay, and so much more.

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

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    Hilo

    Since opening, â

  • Polynesian Cultural Center

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    Laie

    Cultural fun at this amazing Polynesian Cultural Center! With seven native villages, kids can participate in the daily adventures of the Hawaiian and South Pacific culture! Food, entertainment, ...

  • Living Art Marine Center

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    Honolulu

    Provides educational programs, tours, reef walks, and classes for all ages. 100s of beautiful tropical fish from all over the world. Fun and educational for the entire family, we focus on games, ...

  • Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch

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    Kapolei

    Every year, Aloun Farms is proud to share this annual family event during the month of October. A unique island tradition for Hawaii educators, keiki and your family. The patch is available for ...

  • Kasui Sea Tours

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    Eleele

    Kauai Sea Tours is unique among the boat tour operators on Kauai, as they offer both traditional catamaran tours and adventurous zodiac boat tours of the Na Pali Coast. Both tours are run by ...

  • Dole Plantation

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    Wahiawa

    Dole Plantation's "Pineapple Experience" is one of Hawaii's favorite visitor attractions offering a fun and educational experience for the entire family. "Get lost" in the world's largest maze, take ...

  • The Sugar Cain Train

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    Maui

    Join us as we travel between historic Lahaina town and the resorts of Kaanapali. Relax in an open-air coach whose nostalgic charm recalls the days of old Hawaii.

  • Atlantis Adventures

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    Maui

    Climb aboard one of our Atlantis 48-passenger submarines, and descend to 100 feet underwater! A true nautical family adventure in Hawaii.

  • Pacific Eco Whale Watching Tours

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    Wailuku

    To promote appreciation, understanding and protection of whales, dolphins, coral reefs and our planet\'s oceans. We accomplish this by educating the public,from a scientific perspective,about the ...

  • Reefdancer Glass Bottom Boat Tours

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    Maui

    Looking for the best reef viewing tour on Maui? It's me! Here's why: Fish, Coral, even octopus prefer shallow water with lots of light -- the deeper you go the less there is to see. So I stay on top, ...