ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi

ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi information

Hilo , USA
Address
Street 600 ʻImiloa Pl
Telephone
+1 808 969 9700
More information
www.imiloahawaii.org
Prices
adult/child $17.50/9.50
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

ʻImiloa, which means 'exploring new knowledge,' is a $28 million museum and planetarium complex with a twist: it juxtaposes modern astronomy on Mauna Kea with ancient Polynesian ocean voyaging. Who would've thought that the mythical kumulipo (Hawaiian creation story) and the scientific big bang theory have parallels? It's a worthwhile family attraction and the natural complement to a summit tour. One planetarium show is included with admission.