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Imiloa Astronomy Center & Essence of Hilo
Destination: Hawaii

Port/City: Hilo, Hawaii

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours

Approximate Duration:
3 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*56.00 USD (Adult)
*38.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

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Shore Excursions
Imiloa Astronomy Center and the Heart of Hilo - HL38

Tour historic downtown Hilo and the beautiful Rainbow Falls, with its surrounding rainforest of mango, banyan trees, and African tulips. Visit Hawaii's newest visitor destination:‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, which explores and celebrates Hawaiian navigation and culture and the modern journeys of exploration by today's astronomers on Mauna Kea.
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Enjoy a short drive along Banyan Drive and the Liliuokalani Garden, an oceanside Japanese Park, as you tour historic downtown Hilo en route to Rainbow Falls and surrounding rainforest. A stop will be made at Big Island Candies, a famous Hilo landmark where you can watch delicious treats made right before your eyes. Visit one of Hawaii’s newest visitor destination: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, which explores and celebrates Hawaiian navigation and culture and the modern journeys of exploration by today’s astronomers on Mauna Kea.

You’ll experience a Full-Dome Planetarium Show, and your guide will take you through the following  unique exhibits: Piko – Connecting Mauna Kea and the Stars, Kumulipo Theater – Hawaiian Origins Chant in a sound and light show, Exhibits on Astrological Origins of the Universe, 4D2U Voyage through Space – a 3-Dimensional journey from real astronomical data from the Subaru Telescope.

Exhibits and Planetarium Shows are subject to change without notice. This tour does not operate on Mondays.

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