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Mokupapapa Discovery Center

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It is worth a visit! It is for free. People there are very friendly. When I was there a ranger of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenny H
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there were local performers there

Very nice Discovery Center! The Volcano Park rangers were moved upstairs to this location because... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Teresa G
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The Mokupapapa Discovery Center allows visitors to learn about the natural science, culture, and history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, and the surrounding marine environment. Since most people...more
76 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2831
+1 808-933-8180
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth a visit! It is for free. People there are very friendly. When I was there a ranger of the volcano park talked about the current situation in the park and what was going on there this year. Very interesting and a lot...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Very nice Discovery Center! The Volcano Park rangers were moved upstairs to this location because the park was closed, so that was a bonus. There were also local performers there that day and that was wonderful!

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Initially we visited because Hawaii Volcanoes National Park rangers were there. The museum is a very worthwhile visit with a large aquarium and many marine exhibits about Hawaii. Plus indoor educational play areas for kids. The park rangers gave us the latest updates on the...More

Thank TexasEagle
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Along with info on the Mokupapapa Marine Reserve, this is also a temporary info center for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park while the park is closed due to eruptions.

Thank John T
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Volcano National Park headquarters relocated here. Neat exhibits about Hawaiian culture. Near volcano exhibit, also had an art exhibit created from elephant paintings.

Thank Hdolphin18
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Very nice place to visit. Because the Volcano National park was closed while we were there, the park service rangers were there giving presentations and answering questions concerning the volcano, that was good and very informing information as to were you could go see fissure...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is the perfect place for an afternoon with children to learn more about their surrounding environment. The staff is extremely helpful and happy to provide additional information.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is the place to go to get information about the Kilauea Volcano and the present eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Thank Miles N
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is a very interesting free museum that educates you on the Northwestern part of the Hawaiian Archipelago. I did not have a lot of time to spend in there the day I went so I will have to return.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

We were interested in the centre and were delighted with what we discovered there. A super aquarium with lots of local fish. There was information on the Hawaiian culture. Upstairs there was lots of new information on the recent volcanic eruption. Very interesting, all the...More

Thank Elizabeth G
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