Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is one of Hilo’s popular attractions that showcases the connections between the rich traditions of Hawaiian culture and the groundbreaking astronomical research that’s currently being conducted at the summit of Maunakea.

Imiloa PlanetariumThe Planetarum:

‘Imiloa’s digital full-dome planetarium system and 5.1 audio surround sound create a spectacular immersive audio-visual experience! Every presentation includes a live sky lecture featuring the sky as viewed from Maunakea. For programming information, please see our planetarium schedules.

Imiloa ExhibitsExhibits:

‘Imiloa’s exhibits are divided into two major areas: “Origins” and “Explorations.” Within each area you will learn about Hawaiian and scientific beliefs, theories and practices related to Maunakea, the stars, and the world around us.

Imiloa Native GardenNative Garden:

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s award-winning landscape provides visitors with a glimpse into Hawaii’s pristine, native ecosystem. Our native landscape is a living exhibit of endemic, indigenous, and Polynesian-introduced plants, or what is often called “canoe plants.”


  • Adult: $17.50
  • Children 4-12: $9.50
  • Children under 4: FREE
  • Extra Planetarium Show: $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per child

Contact and location information:

600 ‘Imiloa Place
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 969-9703


Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Mondays


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