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Imiloa Astronomy Center

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600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Some displays were recorded narrations, but difficult to hear as the volume was too low. The large ball that was programmable was neat, but you had to learn how to use it by trial and error. The planetarium was fairly good, but the lecturer was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The astronomer who narrated a show about the stars was very knowledgeable and we learned so much more than we knew before. The location is at the University and there was more to see which we hope to get to on another trip

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for children and people very new to astronomy. Planetarium show was very novel and a must of you are going to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Embracexperiencenjoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped into the Imioloa Center for two evening shows on both Friday nights we were staying in Hilo. Both shows were incredible- 1) Navigating the Hawaiian Sky and 2) Manau Kea Sky with Jason Chu. Wonderful to have seen these shows and learn so much...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Luv2ADV3NTUR3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating exhibits. Very helpful staff. Great info on the voyages of the Polynesians who read the stars.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Melvin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very detailed exhibits are both kid-friendly and extremely detailed for all ranges of intellectual curiosity. I don't care much about astronomy and physics, and yet I found myself here for over 2.5 hours absorbing all of it. We went to the Skies Above Hawaii and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

If you are into Astronomy, yes I would go and visit, but don't expect the Smithsonian. It is a nice little museum with an good planetarium that offers a selection of shows. You don't need much time there. The show would be about the longest...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertdX4400QY
Reviewed 16 January 2019

My wife and I stumbled upon the Astronomy center after finding the cafe on google and having lunch there. It is amazing and there is so much cool things to see and learn about. Our guide, Tony, was excellent and helped direct us to some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 14 December 2018

With the Mauna Kea Visitor Center closed, we did the next best thing by visiting here. The astronomy exhibits and the planetarium shows were fun. But most impressive were the exhibits about Hawaiian history and how the Polynesians arrived here, describing their navigation techniques including...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alice A
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I visited with a tour group. We had a delicious buffet lunch in the restaurant. We then watched a 3D presentation in the planetarium which was very informative. We were also fortunate to have a presentation by a very knowledgeable staff person on a globe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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