Sea Life Park Hawaii welcomes guests back after nearly a year closure



HONOLULU (KHON2) – After closing for almost a year, Sea Life Park Hawaii once again welcomed residents and visitors to its grand reopening on Saturday, March 6.

The reopening marks 354 days since the last guest at the park.

Park animators say that despite reopening, Sea Life Park Hawaii will maintain limited hours to better prioritize safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, admission hours are only offered on weekends, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We have worked hard to develop improved protocols and specialized team training, following all federal and state guidelines, to ensure the safest possible environment for our customers and staff,” said Valerie King , General Manager of Sea Life Park. “With our outdoor habitats and the park’s carefully monitored capacity, guests can safely roam our lush grounds for a day of learning and fun, in the natural beauty of Waimanalo.”

Here are some additional security measures customers can expect:

  • Limited capacity.
  • Temperature controls before entry.
  • Obligation to cover the face and social distancing.
  • Increased disinfection stations.
  • Reinforcement of cleaning measures by staff.
  • Ongoing training of guests and team members.

The park says anyone with a temperature of 100.4 ° F or greater or exhibiting other symptoms related to COVID-19 will be refused entry. Face coverings will be required from all park visitors 2 years of age or older, but guests will be permitted to remove their masks when participating in designated water activities and when actively eating or drinking.


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