I took my children to the Honolulu Zoo a few days ago. They absolutely loved it and decided to ask me to take them to every single other zoo in the state of Hawaii. That meant I had to do some digging. If zoos are your cup of tea, then you might enjoy this article on all the zoos in Hawaii. Since Hawaii is a chain of islands, I'll be happy to let you know what island they are on.
Honolulu Zoo, Oahu
Located between Diamond Head and Waikiki the Honolulu Zoo is a joy to see whether you are 5 or 45. The zoo is open between 9am and 4:30pm daily. It is closed only on Christmas day although other holidays have different hours. You are allowed to picnic on the grounds as long as you clean up your trash. For more information, clickhere.
Pana'ewe Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Big Island
Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Pana'ewe Rainforest Zoo is the only tropical rainforest zoo in the United States. It is home to more than 80 animal species including the endangered Nene (Hawaii State Bird) and Namaste', a white Bengal Tiger. It's open every day from 9am to 4 pm except Christmas Day. You can watch as they feed their white Bengal Tiger, every day at 3:30pm and they have a petting zoo every Saturday from 1:30-2:30pm.
There isn't any zoo on Maui but there is a really nice aquarium. It is called the Maui Ocean Center. All the animals displayed here are collected exclusively from the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. The Maui Ocean Center is open 365 days of the year, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (9:00 am to 6:00 pm in July and August). Admission is $25.50 for adults; $22.50 for seniors (ages 65 and older); $18.50 for children (ages 3-12); free admission for children under 3. Special rates, packages, and theme events are also available for groups. Weekly passes are also available at the ticket gate.
There are other smaller zoos and/or aquariums on neighboring islands but these three are the top ones to see. I hope you will be able to experience and enjoy them like I have.