Mokupapapa Discovery Center, Hilo

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  • We stopped in here yesterday and after over an hour we reluctantly left - definitely the best stop on our Hilo side. First, one of the people that worked there, Clint, showed us many fascinating eleme...  more »
  • This place is probably better for kids than adults, but there is a really cool interactive touchscreen display about all the Hawaiian atolls. The place is free to enter, if you feel inclined they take...  more »
  • Well worth your time to stop in. For one thing, they have a great aquarium. This place really educates you about the National Monument. Very educational about the Atoll Islands. Great interaction for ...  more »
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  • The nice staff/volunteers greet you the moment you walk through the door and offer a scavenger hunt to find sea creatures located on the bottom floor of the center. The reward: a hand stamp of a sea creature. Nice way to get the kids involved. Great exhibits about sea creatures found near Hawaii, the the nearly extinct Hawaiian seal. Entry is free with a donation box just inside the entrance. Oh and those staff/volunteers are a wealth of information about more than sea life. Everyone was so nice!
  • Cute place. Great for kids. Nice staff/volunteers..Free!!!! Fun scavenger hunt. Lots to learn. Love it!
  • Great place! Tons of awesome information and interactive displays for children and adults alike. Saturdays you can go upstairs and check out some other really cool exhibits.
  • This is really a gem of Hilo. The Marine exhibits are beautiful, there even a large aquarium and canoes on the first floor. They also open the second floor where you'll find an even bigger canoe the kiddos can actually "ride". Your daughters will pretend to be Moana!
  • Great place to take kids! Boys ages 6 and 8 enjoyed the aquarium and replica boat.
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