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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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Beautiful place to get out of the afternoon sun

If you have an interest in space, other planets and what is being seen on Mauna Kea, go to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anchorage, Alaska
Very informative, everyone is friendly

After having lunch at the sky garden restaurant, we saw 2 planetarium shows and toured the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Natasha D
Baytown, Texas
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600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank KatmaiKate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having lunch at the sky garden restaurant, we saw 2 planetarium shows and toured the exhibits. It was very informative of the process of how hawaii was discovered and how early hawaiians used astronomy. I learned a lot. All of the staff was polite...More

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We visited the Center for the planetarium show streaming the night sky from Mauna Kea's visitor's center, which was excellent, and also enjoyed the numerous excellent exhibits at the Center.

Thank Hoopsr
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The observatory was fogged in while we were there so we went to Imiloa instead. It was a delightful surprise.

Thank Texacored
Reviewed 30 October 2017

You will learn some good facts about the Hawaiian Skies. The presenter of the show was excellent. She sure knew her stuff regarding the Hawaiian Skies.

Thank TheDude23112
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Nice enough admission gives you one movie of about 30 minutes and 15 minutes of discussion. Restaurant is overpriced on buffet, order from menu instead. We were not impressed. Restaurant service was great, good hot tea.

Thank Oreta S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The architecture of the building is quite interesting and attractive. The exhibits, many for children, are informative and interactive. I particularly enjoyed the floating globe that lets you (through a computer interface) project different data (weather, water temps, ...) graphically on the globe and rotate...More

Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I wanted to take my son to the Imiloa Center to learn more about astrology but he had another appointment so he just dropped me off there while he met someone at UH who can offer him a position as a support astronomer for the...More

Thank WarrenChu
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the movie inside the viewing planetarium. Very informative. Great resources for a hands on experience.

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I loved this place on several occasions. They have a planetarium with great shows. Full of Hawaiian history. This is a science center so lots to see and learn.

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