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Lonely Planet review
The Hawaiian archipelago extends far beyond the eight main islands to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the healthiest coral reefs in the USA are found in this long chain of uninhabited islands and atolls. Learn more about the islands' pristine ecosystems at this modest yet ambitious little center. The 2500-gallon aquarium and lots of interactive displays will catch kids' attention.