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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 12 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with husband and 9-year-old son. Caught the Cyber CANOE exhibit, where Emily enthusiastically taught us a bit about astronomy and showed off the cool capabilities of the Cyber CANOE program, which let us see close up the Astronomy Center and then zoom way out....More

Thank Kili_Aztec
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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.

1  Thank Azureas
Reviewed 15 July 2017

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 14 July 2017

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 8 July 2017 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 4 July 2017 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 22 June 2017 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

2  Thank travelingteacher808
Reviewed 15 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 23 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
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