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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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must visit

A great place to see the history of tsunami events and their impact on the people on the Big... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa M
Keaau, Hawaii
An Educational Experience

We were fascinated by our visit to this museum. We were eager to learn about tsunamis and how they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to see the history of tsunami events and their impact on the people on the Big Island. Very interesting and educational with a good display and features.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fascinated by our visit to this museum. We were eager to learn about tsunamis and how they have impacted life on the island. My favorite part was an exhibit where you could jump on a platform and the computer would measure your jump...More

Thank sirubens
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the museum mainly because it was raining and our helicopter flight had been cancelled that day, and we did not regret it. We got a nice introduction by one of the staff members to the history of Tsunamis in Hilo, the Hawaiian...More

Thank w84
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I never thought of tsunami when I was coming here and while visiting many parks we figured out there are part of th island marked as tsunami evacuation area. after visiting this museum, we understood anytime this can happen. the museum is a global effort...More

Thank Raihan K
Reviewed 14 August 2017

museum where you learn about tsunamis, their history, lives touched/effected and specific historic occurrences and those that died and lived through them. focus is on those hitting Hilo area but throughout world is covered with big showcase on recent Japan event. Film is interesting and...More

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Small museum with informative displays that are interactive and thought provoking. Would love to see some of the scientists and engineers profiled who both work to predict and manage the after effects of tsunamis - an important missing dimension. Definitely worth a visit even if...More

Thank Jenga222
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you're in Hilo it makes sense to see this important museum recognizing the iconic historical experience of tsunamis in the islands, and learn something about the phenomenon itself. It is well worth the moderate fee. It's located in central Hilo, so you can see...More

Thank yonsider
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Small and simple but very moving the way individual stories were told.... Doesn't take long, and it's well worth it!

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very cool little museum with lots of tsunami video and displays all packed in. Easy street parking, nominal entrance fee and quite the learning experience.

Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Being the site of two major tsunami hit in the 20th century, Hilo is the natural site for this museum. There are descriptions of the effects of the tsunamis and how they work.

Thank bobndee24
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