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Address: 600 Imiloa Place, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-969-9700
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Excellent presentation and informative

The presentation of the solar systems, planets and astronomy as we know it was very informative along with the explanation of how Hawaii was discovered and settled by other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Broomfield, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had our family reunion there. The air conditioner was broken. It has been broken for 2 weeks. So we were a bit hot crowded in a room. The food was good and worth the price per person. We did not get to look around but will the next time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The presentation of the solar systems, planets and astronomy as we know it was very informative along with the explanation of how Hawaii was discovered and settled by other Pacific Islanders. The videos & dual language on the information boards was very interesting. Wearing the special glasses, the 3D planetarium show was good & would recommend it (only 1 of... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is worth the money and the time. We really enjoyed the two shows we watched. One was about the current night sky as seen from the big island. This show is designed to help you locate a number of constellations. The second show we viewed was about the stars and Hawaiian culture. It was in 3D and it... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really great place for kids to learn about astronomy. It is a little expensive but totally worth it. They have a museum area and planetarium.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good information about astronomy and Hawaiian culture. Has interactive exhibits good for kids. We got there before the planetarium shows started and wouldn't be able to stay for one. This is a large part of the fee. Because a group was getting a special showing that morning they allowed us to sit in on it. We were very pleased that... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have a future astronomer in the family so this was a must see for us. There are several good exhibits and we enjoyed how the center blended the astronomy with Hawaiian culture. The planetarium presentation was educational but basic. The video format of the planetarium won't impress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is at least 90 minutes to 2 hour visit if you are somewhat interested in Astronomy and where all the stars align in the nightward sky.

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SO. Cal.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We like planetariums. The Imiloa Center was small but very nicely done. We attended two sky shows and enjoyed them both. About 1/3 of the center is devoted not to astronomy, but to Hawaiian history and efforts to preserve the "old" language and customs. While I agree that these are very worthy efforts, they were a distraction and really don't... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We attended the Live From Mauna Kea event and it was so cool! We not only learned a lot about the stars but also how important the stars and astronomy are to the Hawaiian culture and how throughout Hawaiian history, stars were used for voyages between the Pacific islands. The Imiloa staff are very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. We are... More 

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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This was a great place to spend a couple hours -- there is also a cafe (closes at 2pm). Good for cultural information on how they navigated using the stars. Great for families. Excellent short films in a nice theatre.

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Address: 600 Imiloa Place, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-969-9700
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

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