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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Learn about tsunami and what to do in case of tsunami at this exhibit. It's quite small but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Power of Water

When water is forced to travel and build due to earthquake forces it is sobering to see the damage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vernon B
Roseville, California
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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Learn about tsunami and what to do in case of tsunami at this exhibit. It's quite small but informative.

Thank RWQ42
Reviewed 1 week ago

When water is forced to travel and build due to earthquake forces it is sobering to see the damage. I was living in Oahu during the 1960 Tsunami and it still brings you face to face with the diaster. Lots of displays and information for...More

Thank Vernon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well done presentations. Lots of photos of old Hilo and other tsunami affected places around the Pacific. Docents and presenters were great for any age or interest level. Definitely woth the price and time to visit.

Thank mobywile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a bus tour and had a wonderful speaker tell us about the area tsunamis and other tsunamis that have occurred in the world. Very informative and great little museum. Plenty of displays and a small store to purchase books.

Thank racktiwn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an interesting museum chronicling all the tsunamis that have hit the Big Island over the years. Made you think about your visit.

Thank Homerj64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, small and very informative museum. The movie on the tsunami's was extremely informative and interesting. The displays really capture the history and the threat of tsunami's on the islands of Hawaii. We happened to be walking around downtown Hilo and stumbled upon this museum...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubs and I live in Oregon and, when at the coast, we see numerous tsunami warning signs. After visiting this museum, I have a better appreciation as to the importance of those signs. If you visit (and you should), make sure you take time to...More

Thank 3CatMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a very thorough history of tsunamis & the island. There’s a description of how Hilo got its name that was worth the small cost for entering by itself! A good place to fully understand the power of the ocean.

Thank Lostelement
Reviewed 13 October 2017

You don't have to use your imagination here. There are plenty of photos and history described to give you a vivid image of the tsunamis that have occurred in Hilo and around the world. Scary stuff, but the real purpose here is to educate you...More

Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great museum for any history buff or anyone interested in learning more about tsunami. It is a worthwhile stop and also a great way to learn more about Hilo. There were several displays that seemed to be geared toward kids, that said, many require reading...More

Thank Ian L
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