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Pacific Tsunami Museum

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

On a day that was drenched in rain we decided to visit a few local museums including the Pacific... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin F
via mobile
Very informative

This is a small museum. But was enough to really show you and educate you on Tsunamis. A great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Lovephotography14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Learn about tsunami and what to do in case of tsunami at this exhibit. It's quite small but informative.

Thank RWQ42
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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

Thank Vernon B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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.

Thank mobywile
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank racktiwn
Reviewed 28 October 2017

It was an interesting museum chronicling all the tsunamis that have hit the Big Island over the years. Made you think about your visit.

Thank Homerj64
Reviewed 27 October 2017

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

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 27 October 2017

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

Thank 3CatMom
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Lostelement
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