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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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an eye opener

I never thought of tsunami when I was coming here and while visiting many parks we figured out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Austin, TX
via mobile
fascinating history of tsunamis and needed awareness

museum where you learn about tsunamis, their history, lives touched/effected and specific historic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Midlothian, Texas
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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I never thought of tsunami when I was coming here and while visiting many parks we figured out there are part of th island marked as tsunami evacuation area. after visiting this museum, we understood anytime this can happen. the museum is a global effort...More

Thank Abu_hurayrah
Reviewed 2 days ago

museum where you learn about tsunamis, their history, lives touched/effected and specific historic occurrences and those that died and lived through them. focus is on those hitting Hilo area but throughout world is covered with big showcase on recent Japan event. Film is interesting and...More

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Small museum with informative displays that are interactive and thought provoking. Would love to see some of the scientists and engineers profiled who both work to predict and manage the after effects of tsunamis - an important missing dimension. Definitely worth a visit even if...More

Thank Jenga222
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Hilo it makes sense to see this important museum recognizing the iconic historical experience of tsunamis in the islands, and learn something about the phenomenon itself. It is well worth the moderate fee. It's located in central Hilo, so you can see...More

Thank yonsider
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and simple but very moving the way individual stories were told.... Doesn't take long, and it's well worth it!

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cool little museum with lots of tsunami video and displays all packed in. Easy street parking, nominal entrance fee and quite the learning experience.

Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being the site of two major tsunami hit in the 20th century, Hilo is the natural site for this museum. There are descriptions of the effects of the tsunamis and how they work.

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very excited to visit the Tsunami Museum and learn more about the power of tsunami. The video was interesting but a bit amateur and we would have liked to learn more about the science behind tsunami besides just the stories. There is a...More

Thank SofiaLeRed619
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A nice small museum In an old bank. The displays are interesting and informative. There is a 20 minute film that helps a lot. Personal stories of survival at highlighted. Glad we did not have a tsunami during our lovely visit.

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Established in 1994, the former Bank of Hawaii building, started with a unique mission “We believe that through education and awareness, no one should ever again die in Hawaii due to a tsunami.” The museum serves as a living monument to the people who lost...More

Thank PlanetAirlines
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