For events of up to 100 people, rental of the Waikiki Aquarium is $1,500. This fee includes the facility rental, admission, security staff fees, tables and chairs. For events of over 100 people, there is an additional admission fee of $6 per person. There is no charge for children 4 years of age and younger. In order to confirm your reservation, a payment of $1,500 is required. Any balance due on the rental must be paid upon completion of the function.
Rental of the Waikiki Aquarium is a Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium benefit. If not already a member, a $60 minimum membership sign-up will entitle the renter and their family to a full year of benefits. Please click here to download a Facility Rental Membership Application.
Security Staffing Fee*:
The responsibility of the Aquarium staff on duty is to provide security to the Aquarium, prevent damage or injury to the exhibits, grounds and animals. They also provide direction and help answer questions, monitor parking, control lighting, prevent unauthorized persons from entering the facility during the function, monitor noise levels of the music and work with the renter and guests to provide a positive experience. The security staff fee is included in the $1,500 rental fee, which covers the rental for the first 100 guests.
An additional security staffing fee of $75 is applicable in each of the following cases:
- Alcohol is served
- Guest count exceeds 200 guests
- Guest count exceeds 300 guests
- Guest count exceeds 400 guests
If a function goes beyond 10:30 p.m., the renter will be assessed an overtime fee of $5 per minute, and an additional fee of $150 for the security staff*. The overtime fees are due with the balance of the rental payment at the conclusion of the event.
* Fees are subject to change.
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For more information and facility availability, please contact the Waikiki Aquarium Events & Membership Office at 440-9015, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. HST (GMT -10:00). Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.