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“Beautiful place to get out of the afternoon sun”

Imiloa Astronomy Center
Ranked #13 of 53 things to do in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2017

If you have an interest in space, other planets and what is being seen on Mauna Kea, go to the Imiloa Center. There are so many wonderful shows to see but call ahead to see what is showing, or go online. If you want to make a day of it there is a great restaurant there. Very comfortable seats to watch the show and sit toward the back and the middle of the theater, but all seats are good. Sometimes they have a show set to music and that is very cool. A great place for children that want to learn, and adults too.

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"planetarium shows"
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"hawaiian culture"
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"sky garden"
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"exhibit hall"
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"mauna kea"
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"rainy day"
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"solar system"
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"per adult"
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"plan on spending"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

After having lunch at the sky garden restaurant, we saw 2 planetarium shows and toured the exhibits. It was very informative of the process of how hawaii was discovered and how early hawaiians used astronomy. I learned a lot. All of the staff was polite and friendly. I was pleasantly surprised that they had astronaut ice cream in the gift shop! Woohoo!

Thank Natasha D
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We visited the Center for the planetarium show streaming the night sky from Mauna Kea's visitor's center, which was excellent, and also enjoyed the numerous excellent exhibits at the Center.

Thank Hoopsr
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

The observatory was fogged in while we were there so we went to Imiloa instead. It was a delightful surprise.

Thank Texacored
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

You will learn some good facts about the Hawaiian Skies. The presenter of the show was excellent. She sure knew her stuff regarding the Hawaiian Skies.

Thank TheDude23112
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