Seahorses, seadragons and pipefishes will be featured in the new Amazing Adaptations exhibit opening on July 4 at the Waikīkī Aquarium. There are nearly 200 known pipefish species, 47 known seahorse species and only 2 known seadragon species in the world. The new gallery will provide aquarium visitors with an opportunity to view these captivating animals and learn about their unique adaptations.
There will be nine exhibits showcasing a diverse collection of species, including two seahorse nursery tanks that will display juvenile seahorses bred at the aquarium and the live food required for survival in captivity.
As part of launch festivities on July 4, children 12 and under are invited to wear seahorse costumes to receive free admission. Experts will also be on site to conduct fun, interactive activities for the whole family.
Daily admission is $12 for visitors, $8 for local residents and active duty military with ID, $5 for senior citizens and juniors ages four to 12 and free for children three and under and Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium (FOWA) members.
For more information about the Waikīkī Aquarium, including membership, call (808) 923-9741 or visit the aquarium website.