Honolulu Zoo

Jack went to the Honolulu Zoo for the first time! Located in Kapiolani Park between Diamond Head and Waikiki. Kapiolani park has lots to offer like the beach, surfing, hiking, good eats, Waikiki Aquarium and of course the 42 acre Honolulu Zoo. After our morning run and Jacks first nap we met up with some other mommies and kiddos at the zoo. We started our adventure around 11am and it was already really warm. I wanted to baby wear him in our Beco Baby Carrier. There was no way that was happening with how hot it was so I brought along our Bob Revolution Jogging Stroller. It’s perfect for our runs and adventures like this. I also had quite a bit of things with me. When your a mom you pack a million things even for the shortest trip. So the stroller it was!  Jack and I had our tickets, sunblock applied, plenty of water and map of the zoo, we were ready! 


Our first stop was Primates of the World. We hung out here for a while because these guys were fun to watch. They had a lot to say! The last time I had come they weren’t as vocal so this was pretty neat to see.

  1. Honolulu Zoo

We probably could have sat there all day watching these guys but we still had lots to see! So we ventured on. Next stop elephants!

They were beautiful! I would love to be up close with one some day. That’s on my bucket list!

It was awesome to see Jack watch the elephants. He seemed interested in them, probably because they’re the largest land animals in the world!

He was watching them closely. I hope he grows up with the same love for animals as I do.

Did you know that elephants can live to be over 70 years old? Pretty amazing.

Well next stop the African Savanna!

Right away we were greeted by some adorable african penguins.

Penguins are flightless birds. Their wings have bones and flipper-like which makes them excellent swimmers.

These little fellas were so dang cute! It’s as if they were showing off for Jack and he was loving it.

You forget you’re in Hawaii the further you adventure into the African Savanna. Next we saw zebras, giraffes and lions!

Shortly after this Jack got fussy but wasn’t surprised because it was hot and it was time for nap #2. So it was time to head out. We didn’t get to see everything but we could always come back a different day so I wasn’t too bummed. Its kind of sad and funny how excited I get about doing things like this now that I’m a mom.

But before we headed out we did get a chance to see the tigers.

Thank you Honolulu Zoo! Jack and I had a wild good time!

Until next time!




Honolulu Zoo

151 Kapahulu Ave

Honolulu, HI 96815

Phone: (808) 971-7171

Price: Adults (13 & Over) = $14.00   Children (3-12) =$6.00

Kaima’aina/U.S. Military ** Adults (13 & Over) = $8.00   Children (3-12) = $4.00

Hours: Open daily from 9:00am-4:30pm

Closed Christmas day

Parking: $1.00 per hour


Have you been to the Honolulu Zoo? What was your favorite part?

Comment below! I want to hear about your wild adventures!




  1. heather Hernandez

    so much fun, I can’t wait to take Christopher to the zoo when he’s old enough to enjoy it a little bit more!

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