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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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A planetarium for Hawaii

This planetarium concentrates on the skies above the Pacific and, in so doing, brings a different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lawyer12018
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Austin, Texas
Really poor and expensive

The exhibition is really short and poor. I didn’t take a tour and I didn’t find myself anything... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
anagbl
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Madrid, Spain
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600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This planetarium concentrates on the skies above the Pacific and, in so doing, brings a different perspective than those on the mainland. Every show I have ever attended has been worth the time, informative, and fun.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibition is really short and poor. I didn’t take a tour and I didn’t find myself anything interesting. Maybe with the guided tour you can find something else I didn’t see. I watched one film and it was really bad. Not worthy at all...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

I went twice to this center, once with a college group and once by myself. Both are really great options and you get to learn a lot. There are a lot of interactive exhibits and even astronomy shows in the domed area (check out the...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Spent a few hours exploring the very interesting exhibits and attending a planetarium show ("Exploring the Night Sky"). Many exhibits detail Hawaiian beliefs and theories on the sacred mountain of Maunakea and its significance to the Hawaiian people. Helpful staff answered all our questions. Had...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Very interesting exhibitions and very good lessons , even made for children to teach about vulcanoes an Hawaii

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii (akahoku) This was a little gem we found while exploring the Hilo area with our GyPsY app. The price of admission is $17.50 for adults and includes one ticket to a planetarium show. The exhibits are top notch and if...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Great museum and science center. There is so much fascinating information here you need to plan to stay awhile. If someone is giving talks to school students, don't be afraid to listen in. You will learn all sorts of really interesting information. The planetarium shows...More

Thank Riverliver
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

An informative science center at the University of Hawaii Hilo that is well worth a visit. Especially good is the presentation made by an exceptionally well informed staff member on a virtual globe in the main room (he examines fault lines, tsunami patterns, airline traffic,...More

Thank Panajody
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

A number of the exhibits are focused on the way Polynesian explorers used their knowledge of the sky, water & wind to navigate as they traveled and settled around the Pacific, methods very different from European explorers. There were also exhibits on the large canoes...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

It was raining (of course, it's Hilo) so we stopped in and SO GLAD we did. This is more than just a planetarium - it is a cultural immersion into the lives of the Hawaiian navigators an blends the story of different astronomical histories. It...More

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