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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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Worth the visit

I took my 9 year old son here the day of our visit to the Onizuka visitor center. We spent four... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2009
travelbuggyAustralia
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Australia
Not worth the $$$

I guess if it raining and you don't have a book to read this is worthwhile. I found the layout... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2008
Archana
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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"
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"sky garden"
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"hawaiian word"
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"space station"
in 6 reviews
"exhibit hall"
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"mauna kea"
in 23 reviews
"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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"nice museum"
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"fascinating information"
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Reviewed 22 May 2009

I took my 9 year old son here the day of our visit to the Onizuka visitor center. We spent four hours there and he was keenly interested in the exhibits. It was a well presented center with technologically appropriate displays. The staff were helpful...More

3  Thank travelbuggyAustralia
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Reviewed 5 September 2008

I guess if it raining and you don't have a book to read this is worthwhile. I found the layout distracting and disconnected. The exhibits could have well have been on my home computer as a $17 admission. There was no one to give information....More

2  Thank Archana
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Reviewed 28 February 2008

Very interesting place! My wife and I went here on a rainy day in Hilo when we just wanted to be inside. The Imiloa Astronomy Center looked like a pretty new museum located on the University of Hawaii-Hilo campus. We saw the signature Mauna Kea...More

3  Thank LandisD
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Reviewed 19 May 2007

Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo is worth the trip for a lot of reasons. Not only do they manage to make the interesting connection between ancient Polynesian celestial navigation and hi tech astronomy, they provide a day full of fun, educational, interactive exhibits for the...More

3  Thank Hulili
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