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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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600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
+1 808-969-9700
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Much better that than tour on the Mauna Kea (which is a tourist trap) this museum is very interesting and interactive. Only one issue : it's too small we wish to have more.

Thank Azureas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of how the universe and solar system formed and how they know what they know. I enjoyed the planetarium even though there was a power outage in the middle (they recovered well).

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Planetarium was closed but a presentation was given in one of the smaller rooms. It was very interesting and just a little mind blowing hearing about how the astronomers are searching for life on other planets and moons, and how they determine a planets'...More

Thank Deanna O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Imiloa Astronomy Center is a really cool place to visit, whether you're accompanied by family, friends, or just by yourself. We visited as part of an excursion that preceded a trip to Mauna Kea - it made the trip to watch the stars and...More

Thank XVictorious
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Imiloa Astronomical Center is located in Hilo and is an educational center and has many exhibits and inform boards to browse over. Very interesting place to come to learn about the heavens. Awesome.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, I would bring my students here in a heartbeat, but I think this astronomy center would be great for adults as well. In spite of all the controversy surrounding the telescope on Mauna Kea, I think the center does a great job of balancing...More

Thank travelingteacher808
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We took a few kids (ages 10 and under) for a movie at the Imiloa Astronomy Center and then went to the Sky Garden Cafe For lunch. The kids had fun with the show and running around the exhibit hall.

Thank PTAMOM2017
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Driving to this location (not easily located at the Campus) was our only problem. A nice introduction to to astronomy, though don't sign up for to dome shows, if the 2nd one is going to cover almost everything you learned in the 1st. A very...More

Thank richardbV738CH
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We visited it before going to Mauna Kea- it was on the way. Actually it was not that bad but it is pricey - the entrance was 17.5 USD pp and we allowed to watch one movie at the planetarium. The planetarium was pretty cool...More

Thank indie_dive
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We made a side trip to the astronomy center while in Hilo to beat the heat & change up the scenery. The museum is interactive & modern & admission came with a free short movie of choice.

Thank Veronica R
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