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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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Nice architecture and well-narrated planetarium show with fun exhibits

The architecture of the building is quite interesting and attractive. The exhibits, many for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Learn about astrology here

I wanted to take my son to the Imiloa Center to learn more about astrology but he had another... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
+1 808-969-9700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture of the building is quite interesting and attractive. The exhibits, many for children, are informative and interactive. I particularly enjoyed the floating globe that lets you (through a computer interface) project different data (weather, water temps, ...) graphically on the globe and rotate...More

Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to take my son to the Imiloa Center to learn more about astrology but he had another appointment so he just dropped me off there while he met someone at UH who can offer him a position as a support astronomer for the...More

Thank WarrenChu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the movie inside the viewing planetarium. Very informative. Great resources for a hands on experience.

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place on several occasions. They have a planetarium with great shows. Full of Hawaiian history. This is a science center so lots to see and learn.

1  Thank Teri L
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.

2  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

1  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
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