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Mokupapapa Discovery Center

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This was a well-done discovery center, with knowledgeable staff. We learned a lot on some topics... read more

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reilly86
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St. Paul, MN
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What you didn't know about the state of Hawai'i. Some geography, some biology, some ecology, some... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2019
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Fort Atkinson
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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
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76 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2831
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This was a well-done discovery center, with knowledgeable staff. We learned a lot on some topics we don't usually see covered. Plus it's in a cool historic department store building.
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What you didn't know about the state of Hawai'i. Some geography, some biology, some ecology, some environmental science, some history. An interesting mix not found anywhere else that I know of. On a street corner in Hilo so easy to find and easy to find parking. One block
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The fish tank has all the fish you can see snorkeling at the local beaches, different exhibits with info on protecting the ocean and its creatures.
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Really nice and small visitor center free of charge, compatied with nice murals and a beautiful aquarium with tropical fish behind the main mural, definitely worth a quick look inside, down the street from the farmers market.
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The focus is the marine sanctuary surrounding the out islands in the Hawaiian chain. Nice aquarium. Free, U.S. government facility.
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