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Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center

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1 Keahole Airport Rd, Kona International Airport, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
+1 808-329-3441
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

The modernization of Ellison Onikua, Kona International Airport at Keahole has forced the closure of the Onizuka Space Center in January 2017. Kona International Airport was renamed after Ellison Onizuka fronting Kona International Airport as the official airport title July 2017 by legislative designation.

1  Thank Clyde T
Reviewed July 15, 2017

This was a wonderful museum dedicated to Ellison Onizuka, a Big Island native. There were many interesting space artifacts in the museum along with fun things for young children to do. Unfortunately it has closed and no date has been posted to reopen.

Thank gotkona
Reviewed April 26, 2017

A neat place that remembers a Hawaiian hero of space exploration. While you're at the airport, and you will be if you're coming here, be sure to check it out. It's well worth a few minutes.

Thank BParnell
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Government closed it down. A tribute to the young Hawaiian who died in the Challenger explosion. Was at the Airport between United and Hawaiian. People wanted it to move to a new venue, but I haven't heard anything.

Thank capndrake
Reviewed November 18, 2016

No longer at Kona Airport due to new construction. No word on if it will reopen or where. Too bad that a local hero loses his place to "progress"

Thank HawaiiKailuaKona
Reviewed September 13, 2016

One of Hawai'i's own sons celebrated in this museum in his honor. Hard to visit since it is at the airport. I think they need to move it in town so more people can enjoy.

1  Thank stmedic911
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We are space buffs so naturally, we thought we'd go look for it. Our Navigation system in our Rental vehicle even had the route to get there (aka: Kailua-Kona Airport). When we 'arrived at our destination' we couldn't find it. We drove around the entire...More

Thank ellenkorn
Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was a touching tribute to Ellison Onizuka, Astronaut from Hawaii. Brief and educational. If you arrive early for a flight, it is definitely worth it. If you have kids, an educational trip for them.

Thank jodi3471
Reviewed March 2, 2016

As many will tell you, this place really seems more for the kids than anything, but it's still worth a stop while it's there. Sadly, the TSA is taking over the building in March of 2016, and the museum will be closing. Here, you can...More

Thank Jason K
Reviewed January 16, 2016

If you extra time before your flight I suggest you come here. It is named after the Hawaiian astronaut who went into space. This is very good for children as it has many hands on exhibits.

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