Experiences

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Family Swimming with Dolphins in Oahu

Sea Life Park Hawaii is where the heart meets the sea. Get ready to be inspired by our amazing marine animals during a show or by observing them in their habitats. If you're looking for a more unique experience, you can swim with Dolphins, Sharks, Sea Lions, or Hawaiian Rays. Whether you’re a hands-on thrill-seeker or prefer to view the excitement from a distance, Sea Life Park Hawaii will delight you.

  • Age Requirement
    •  >3 Yrs 
    •  >4 Yrs 
    •  >6 Yrs 
    •  >8 Yrs 
    •  All 

NEW! Hawaiian Seaweed Limu Limu Discovery Tour

Join our education team tour to visit the new exhibit showcasing the Park’s partnership efforts with the Waimanlo Limu Hui. Hear about our efforts to grow and replant native seaweed once plentiful in the islands. See and touch some species of native limu used for cooking and medicine.

NEW! Aquarium Insider’s Tour

A hands-on tour with a Park Aquarist as they conduct health checks, conduct feedings and manage the Park’s unique open flow water system. Guests explore the community project with native seaweed propagated at the Park for Hawaii coral reef sustainability. View Details
Age Requirement All 

Ka Moana Lū'au

O'ahu's only east-side lū'au!
Join our 'ohana (family) at Oahu's only east-side lū'au as we take you on a voyage through Polynesia for an unforgettable evening of traditional music, dance, and cuisine where the Ko'olau mountain meets the moana.

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Whitetip Reef Sharks

Visit the reef shark pool to view the Whitetip sharks found throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Baby shark feeding and trainer talks are scheduled daily.

Dolphin Encounter

From a waist deep platform, participants touch and observe dolphins while they swim right in front of them and perform high-energy behaviors. Dolphins swim up to and may even “hula dance” with the guests! Photos with your dolphin are available for purchase weather permitting.

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Age Requirement >3 Yrs 

Dolphin Aloha

Dolphin Aloha lets you get up close to dolphins without getting wet! Go behind the scenes and get the chance to meet and feed a dolphin while learning all about what makes them perfectly adapted for life in the water. You may get splashed! Perfect for all ages, have fun interacting with our dolphin friends.

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Hawaiian Reef Encounter

Swim with sharks and rays! Guests swim in a specially curated tropical lagoon and meet these curious animals face-to-face as they glide through the water. Explore what it feels like to swim with a Ray! These graceful marine animals, and everything else in this lagoon, is gentle and friendly. This program is great for families.

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Age Requirement >4 Yrs 

Aloha Nai`a

Located at the Dolphin Lagoon, relax in our shaded, open-air theatre and be introduced to some of our amazing dolphins. Come with us on a wayfinding journey through island-style stories with an all-new musical score. The show is educational and engaging!

Show times are 12:15 PM and 3:30 PM. Times are subject to change. Questions? Call (808) 259-2500.

Splashing with Sea Lions

Located at the Hawai‘i Ocean Theater. Smart, fast and funny, our California sea lions are a pleasure to watch. You’ll be surprised and delighted by their underwater acrobatics and above-ground antics, plus you'll learn plenty!

Shows at 10:30 am & 1:00 pm daily. Times are subject to change.
Questions? Call Sea Life Park at (808) 259-2500.

Education Programs

Delve into the science of the sea in our unique interactive classroom and park environments. Hands-on learning is focused on the whole ocean ecosystem and its conservation. Students of all ages are engaged and inspired by our terrific team of educators.

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Discovery Reef
Touch Pool

Children of all ages get excited about the Discovery Reef Touch Pool, where they can carefully lay their hands on sea stars, urchins, and even baby honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles). Crawl into the tunnel and watch the fish swim by. All creatures featured are native to Hawaiian waters and tide pools.

*Touch Pool species subject to change.

Penguin Habitat

Penguins in Hawaii? Get up close to Humboldt Penguins at this exhibit where you can watch these flightless birds “fly” through the water. These animals are typically found in Chile and Peru so the Hawaiian weather is actually quite comfortable for them, and if they ever need to cool off they can always take a dip.

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Honu Turtle Habitat

A focus on conservation. Come see the only active breeding colony of green sea turtles in the United States. As part of a resurgence to wild populations, the park releases between 200 and 800 green sea turtle hatchlings each year. : Join in during feeding time with our Reef Team where they share stories about this special colony .

Learn more about turtle hatchlings during this trainer-led forum at 10:15 am daily. Times are subject to change.

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Penguin and Seabird Talk Story

Our crew of adorable Humboldt penguins are able to leap out of the water like bullets and walk upright. Hear all about the aquatic bird species during this trainer-led forum. Visit the Seabird Sanctuary and meet some of the rescued birds.

11:15 am and 2:15 pm daily.
Times are subject to change. Questions?
Call Sea Life Park at (808) 259-2500.

Shark Cave

Experience the living shark exhibit, the Hawaiian Shark Cave. Step into the breathtaking world of Hawaii’s sharks, guided by dazzling interactive technology. This 300,000–gallon aquarium is home to native Hawaiian sharks. The exhibit includes sandbar sharks, whitetip reef sharks and a blacktip reef shark.

Watch the sharks being fed during a trainer-led forum at 1:15 pm daily. View Details

Dolphins & Wholphins

Wholphins, like dolphins, have strong and long-lasting familial bonds, which makes sense given their genetic blend. A hybrid of a false killer whale and Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Sea Life Park’s own Kekaimalu, meaning “from the peaceful sea,” and her calf Kawilikai, meaning “blend of the ocean,” are inseparable.

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California Sea Lion

Sea lions, along with seals, and walruses belong to the family called Pinnipeds! Our California sea lions divide their time between basking, snoozing, diving, floating and, of course, eating. You can feed them, too! (Fees apply.)

Learn more about issues they face in the wild during this trainer-led forum at 10:45 am and 3:00 pm daily.
Questions? Call Sea Life Park at (808) 259-2500.

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Aviary

Cockatiels and lovebirds make up the bustling, chirping community of Sea Life Park’s open-air aviary. All guests are welcome to step inside and enjoy their company during posted hours. Feeding sticks are available at no charge.

Seabird Sanctuary

Many birds have arrived at our park injured or sick, and in need of rehabilitation. We have carefully and lovingly nursed these beauties back to health and those that cannot go back into the wild are now permanent residents of Sea Life Park. Take a look at some of our local Hawaiian seabirds, including the Iwa (Great Frigate Bird).

Questions? Call Sea Life Park at (808) 259-2500.

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Tropical Reef Fish

From our 300,000 gallon shark tank to our individual fish galleries, learn about tropical reef fish both native to our waters, and other special species found in the south pacific like the clown fish. View Details

Conservation Center

Enjoy the rotating exhibits and films in the new conservation center. Hands on educational displays and art focus on ocean sustainability and conservation.

Animal Trek Park Tour

For more than 50 years, the Park has been dedicated to marine conservation, preservation and education. Our guide will share information about some of the featured animals in our collection including the newly rescued sea lions and baby dolphins.

Daily at 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Rescue Sea Lions

Meet the newest members of our ohana-rescue sea lions Niblet and Brawler! Watch these two at the Sea Lion Nursery Pool, next to the Feeding Pool. California sea lions divide their time between basking, snoozing, diving, floating and, of course, eating.
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