Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo

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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 stories 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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  • Small but focused and very interesting collection of news, commentary and artifacts regarding this most devastasting event in Hilo's history. Well worth a visit and an hour or so.  more »
  • Who wants to kill a little time, or trying to escape the rain, can find here about Tsnunamis. The Museum has come somewhat in the years, but to gain an overview of the force of the tsunamis, which have caused some damage in Hilo in the past.
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  • Definitely visit this museum if you visit Hilo. The devastation resulting from tsunamis is shocking.  more »
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  • I can’t help but compare this visit to our last visit about ten years ago. The highlight of the museum is the video. The previous version featured more personal narratives of tsunami survivors. This version was updated to include information about more recent tsunami events, but had less stories. Did not have nearly the emotional impact of our last visit. Still, combined with the visit to the school that was washed away, it did leave us looking at the ocean differently for the rest of our trip.
  • Great tsunami education and awareness promotion. $8 for adult tickets. Several historical display rooms and a 25 minute video. Also the building itself is interesting since it used to be a bank and was one of only a few structures to survive the 1946 tsunami.
  • We had a very informative visit at the museum. My kids still talk about it.
  • Pretty cool amazing place...the strength and danger of tsunamis is scary awesome
  • It was so informative. I just hate we didn't have enough time to complete the tour. We saw the museum at the last minute, the day before it was for us to leave the island.
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