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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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Thought there would be more in relation to an adult type museum. This is a GREAT Place to bring... read more

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kmc m
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Great Buffet

Many foods to choose from with a wide range of Buffet options. They specialize in chinese foods... read more

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scarlettivy
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Hilo, Hawaii
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600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
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"planetarium shows"
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"hawaiian culture"
in 27 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 14 reviews
"sky garden"
in 9 reviews
"hawaiian word"
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"space station"
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"mauna kea"
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"exhibit hall"
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"rainy day"
in 16 reviews
"space exploration"
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"solar system"
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"plan on spending"
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"per adult"
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"children and adults"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed yesterday

Thought there would be more in relation to an adult type museum. This is a GREAT Place to bring kids over the age of 8 for hands on. The 12noon display of the stars was excellent- sit in the back for best viewing.

Thank kmc m
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Reviewed yesterday

Many foods to choose from with a wide range of Buffet options. They specialize in chinese foods, but have a more than adequate salad bar and specials such as crab and prime rib.

Thank scarlettivy
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Reviewed yesterday

really good, understandable exhibits It was a nice afternoon It expanded my view of Hawaii and I very much recommend it

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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.

1  Thank lawyer12018
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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

Thank anagbl
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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

Thank KaitlynKubat
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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

1  Thank 44statesandcounting
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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

Thank Ingeborg H
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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

9  Thank jjluke
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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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