One of the Oldest Aquariums in the U.S., Waikīkī Aquarium Turns 117

And even though it’s been closed to the public since August, there are still ways to visit the institution virtually.



Photo: Courtesy of Waikīkī Aquarium



We’ve been watching live webcams pointed at the monk seal habitat whenever we need a smile (the seals are so jiggly!), and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands exhibit camera provides a moment of Zen.



Renovations are also underway during the closure: Watch a video of what it took to move a 200-plus-pound, 40-year-old giant clam (below). The aquarium hopes to reopen this summer; until then, go online to participate in free virtual talks, activities and contests.
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Waikiki Aquarium