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On a day that was drenched in rain we decided to visit a few local museums including the Pacific Tsunami Museum. Anyone who regularly visits or lives near coastal communities - anywhere in the world - should visit this museum and learn more about tsunami...More
This is a small museum. But was enough to really show you and educate you on Tsunamis. A great video and testimonies from survivors. It explained how Tsunamis are formed and how destructive they can be.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.