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Imiloa Astronomy Center

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If you like astronomy, this is a starting point

Driving to this location (not easily located at the Campus) was our only problem. A nice... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
richardbV738CH
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Torrington, United States
Nice science museum/astronomy center for kids

We were running out of things to do on the Big Island towards the end of our trip and decided to... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Karissa E
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4072
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

We took a few kids (ages 10 and under) for a movie at the Imiloa Astronomy Center and then went to the Sky Garden Cafe For lunch. The kids had fun with the show and running around the exhibit hall.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Driving to this location (not easily located at the Campus) was our only problem. A nice introduction to to astronomy, though don't sign up for to dome shows, if the 2nd one is going to cover almost everything you learned in the 1st. A very...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We visited it before going to Mauna Kea- it was on the way. Actually it was not that bad but it is pricey - the entrance was 17.5 USD pp and we allowed to watch one movie at the planetarium. The planetarium was pretty cool...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

We made a side trip to the astronomy center while in Hilo to beat the heat & change up the scenery. The museum is interactive & modern & admission came with a free short movie of choice.

Thank Veronica R
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

In one of the premier spots in the world to stargaze, this astronomy center will leave you disappointed. The planetarium show left much to be desired and the series of "exhibits" lacked the information and interaction of any decent science museum. It felt more like...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a small museum with movies that are very interesting. It takes no more than an hour to see the entire museum which is not only about astronomy but also about the Hawaiian people. I did find that the rate that they charge a...More

Thank belrangodoucet
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were running out of things to do on the Big Island towards the end of our trip and decided to stop by here. It's air conditioned and my 10 year old is big into science stuff. While it is not nearly as big and...More

Thank Karissa E
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A small but excellent museum and planetarium, part of the University of Hawaii. An excellent way to spend several hours, especially if it's raining. The "sky show" spent some time on the voyages of the early peoples of the islands and it was fascinating learning...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This was a great stop for our family - we went specifically for a planetarium show but ended up spending two hours in the exhibits. Enjoyed it!

Thank KBVoigt
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were so impressed with the exhibits and presentations that we became members. The exhibits are suited for all ages, with lots of hands-on exhibits. The videos and talks are informative for all levels of knowledge about the sky, stars, and celestial points. After several...More

Thank Shep K
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