Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo

4.3
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Learn about one of nature's most destructive forces and see how affected communities cope with the constant threat at Pacific Tsunami Museum. The town of Hilo has been hit by tsunamis numerous times throughout its history, and it's the museum's mission not only to preserve the memory of these events, but also to teach future generations how to minimize the scale of destruction in forthcoming disasters. Visit the exhibits dedicated to various tsunamis that affected both Hawaii and other parts of the world, learn what caused them, and see images of the destruction they left in their wake. Hear the storiesĀ from the museum's docents, some of whom witnessed these events firsthand. For additional information and educational material, stop by the gift shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pacific Tsunami Museum and many more Hilo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hilo trip site .
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  • Very interesting little museum about events that most of us mainlanders will never have to worry about. They did a good job telling the stories of real people, real tragedy, and real heroic acts. It i...  more »
  • Learn about past and present tsunamis and devastation. Learn about the science and how to survive one. Friendly staff.  more »
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  • I'm happy to pay $8 and I'm happy to have read the stories here, but the science/ tech is really dated. It's ok, I look at it as a donation and I hope it goes towards updating some of the materials though! So many items weren't working and so staff should be circulating around to make sure the tech DOES work. This is such an important part of history and needs to be done justice.
  • Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable! Always willing to answer questions. Very informative place to go if you want to learn about tsunami's!

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