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Imiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
+1 808-969-9700
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It was a surprise on a rainy day.

Very interesting exhibitions and very good lessons , even made for children to teach about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ingeborg H
Really amazing if you are into astronomy, so glad we came across it!

Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii (akahoku) This was a little gem we found while exploring the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jjluke
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600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
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"planetarium shows"
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"hawaiian culture"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"sky garden"
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"hawaiian word"
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"space station"
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"exhibit hall"
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"mauna kea"
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"rainy day"
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"space exploration"
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"solar system"
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"plan on spending"
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"per adult"
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"children and adults"
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"interesting place"
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"nice museum"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibitions and very good lessons , even made for children to teach about vulcanoes an Hawaii

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii (akahoku) This was a little gem we found while exploring the Hilo area with our GyPsY app. The price of admission is $17.50 for adults and includes one ticket to a planetarium show. The exhibits are top notch and if...More

4  Thank jjluke
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Great museum and science center. There is so much fascinating information here you need to plan to stay awhile. If someone is giving talks to school students, don't be afraid to listen in. You will learn all sorts of really interesting information. The planetarium shows...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

An informative science center at the University of Hawaii Hilo that is well worth a visit. Especially good is the presentation made by an exceptionally well informed staff member on a virtual globe in the main room (he examines fault lines, tsunami patterns, airline traffic,...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

A number of the exhibits are focused on the way Polynesian explorers used their knowledge of the sky, water & wind to navigate as they traveled and settled around the Pacific, methods very different from European explorers. There were also exhibits on the large canoes...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

It was raining (of course, it's Hilo) so we stopped in and SO GLAD we did. This is more than just a planetarium - it is a cultural immersion into the lives of the Hawaiian navigators an blends the story of different astronomical histories. It...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

My family visited the Astronomy Center during our December trip to the Big Island. The Center is run by the University of Hawaii system, and is extremely well done. It is an especially great place for children because of the many hands on exhibits. They've...More

2  Thank Mamashu
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

It sometimes rains a lot in Hilo so we went here to get dry. It is located at the University of Hawaii and they have a decent restaurant and gift shop. There is an IMAX theater show there although I found that a little boring....More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We attended two talks with Emil as our lecturer. One of them was a live planetarium show about the night sky at noon. She is so dynamic and well informed. She asked questions of her audience and encouraged participation. After the 2 talks, we spent...More

1  Thank Rebecca N
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

If you have an interest in space, other planets and what is being seen on Mauna Kea, go to the Imiloa Center. There are so many wonderful shows to see but call ahead to see what is showing, or go online. If you want to...More

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