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Imiloa Astronomy Center

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Address: 600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
Phone Number: 808-969-9700
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This a fantastic educational interactive museum where kids can get their hands on most things, mine ar 12 up and 14 yo and they loved it here. We also saw a show I the 3D... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lisa K
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This a fantastic educational interactive museum where kids can get their hands on most things, mine ar 12 up and 14 yo and they loved it here. We also saw a show I the 3D theatre, it's was great for the whole family, highly recommended. It's not cheap, but definitely worth a visit

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have so many fun exhibits and interactive displays. A few different planetarium shows to watch during your day and a historical movie as well.

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Merced
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch on a tour heading for Volcano National Park. Tasty sandwiches. Would have liked to have had time to see their programs.

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Naalehu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I was blown away by the beauty of the facility and grounds. I went to three shows in one day, and they were all wonderful. The afternoon shows were professionally done, teaching not only about astronomy, but also about Hawaiian culture and navigation. The evening show was put on by an outside agency (PICES), and was incredibly informative and exciting.... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We spent a few hours here and really enjoyed the shows. Our speaker walked us through the stars, history of how Hawaiians navigated using the stars and answered questions. She was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot without it feeling like "School." The demonstration area is geared towards younger kids, but is also interesting. Great stop.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I took my son here on a rainy day and thought it would be a quiet way to spend a few hours until it was sunny and we could head back outside. This was one of the best experiences we had while in Hawaii. If you have kids this is a must see. You will learn lots about modern astronomy... More 

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Sun City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I went to one of the planetarium shows, which was extremely well done. I also checked out the exhibits and the gardens. Hilo is a small town, and this is an excellent facility that I would not have expected to see in such a small town. I will definitely go back I did not have enough time to play in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The Big Island is a special place for the Astronomy community. Choose from several excellent Planetarium shows on the hour - each show about 45 minutes (last show @ 3 pm). After the show, additional explanation of the stars we cd see over Hilo that night. Excellent explanation that informed our star watching during the rest of our trip. Terrific... More 

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Glendive, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Excellent science presentation on very nice grounds. Employees are very pleasant and professional. This is a must see Hilo location.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Very well run astronomy center. The planetarium show is great and focuses on the Hawaiian perspective and teaches about the Hawaiian constellations as well as the typical ones.

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