While not much to look at from the outside (it looks a little run-down... but then again, so does most of downtown Hilo, because of construction restrictions and the constant threat of Tsunami damage), the inside of the museum is rather quaint and unimpressive, visually speaking.
Despite this, the content found in the museum is top-notch! Excellent descriptions of the history of Hilo, history of tsunamis in Hawaii (with emphasis on the '46 and '60 events), and eye-witness account of tsunami survivors. The displays do a great job explaining the science behind tsunamis and how they are measured and predicted; there are some fun, interactive exhibits, too!
Allow plenty of time!
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