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“Must see” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Imiloa Astronomy Center

Imiloa Astronomy Center
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Ranked #24 of 79 things to do in Hilo
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Waimea, Hawaii
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Must see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Always have great exhibitions
I must stop while in Hilo :)
We really enjoy the last traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, and the following week have great lectures available about the history of Hula (during the Merrie Monarch Festival)

Visited April 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

I thought the Imiloa Center was a well done museum. A bit small, but full of good exhibits and fun to explore. I especially enjoyed the link between astronomy and Hawaiian culture.

Visited March 2014
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Pleasanton, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A little education on vacation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Our family stopped here on the way out of Hilo. The kids loved the interactive displays and the 3-D astronomy show. My husband was fascinated with the running video loop that took you on a tour of a space station. The exhibits that were based upon the islands and astronomy/navigation were interesting, but not so much to my 7 year olds... We ate lunch at their cafe andthe offerings were more than the standard museum cafe fare (a buffet and a menu). The food wasn't bad. Is it a must see? maybe not, but we did enjoy our time there.

Visited April 2014
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

On the plus side, there were interactive displays that children could enjoy. On the minus side, there was little to no information about the science and research currently happening. Much of it seemed rather "outdated".

Visited March 2014
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Kapaau, Hawaii
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Restaurant at Imiloa Astronomy Center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

They have a decent buffet and breakfast until at least noon. We enjoyed the mahi mahi, eggs and rice and spam, eggs and rice. It was more than we could eat so we took some home. They gave us fast, friendly service. Prices were reasonable.

Visited February 2014
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