W. M. Keck Observatory, Island of Hawaii

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#6 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Hawaii
W. M. Keck Observatory is located in Island of Hawaii. A visit to W. M. Keck Observatory represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paauilo trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • July 16, 2017
    The guide, David, shared all that is happening at the Twin keck telescopes on Mauna Loa. He explained some of the current research that is possible with these telescopes.Showed us how the hexagonal mi...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    We stopped by shortly after it opened at 10 am and joined another couple with the docent. The tour lasted about an hour but the time flew by and we learned so much. This is a tour everyone would love ...  more »
  • April 22, 2017
    I was impressed with the enthusiastic docents explaining the Keck Observatory, and all the heavens. But when it comes to displays, charts, photos and interactive exhibits, not so much. It was still wo...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    Average travelers aren't able to go in, but it's still cool to see the telescopes that discovered blackholes!
  • March 7, 2017
    Top of the world. Absolutely beautiful. Bucket list item.
  • October 7, 2016
    Once at the Keck, you can go into the telescope building and see the telescope. A few interesting displays that describe the telescope and it's history. Washrooms are available in the building, but not one to speak to. But it's worth the drive to the top, but drivers need to take it really slow/easy on way up and down. I would NOT recommend for people with breathing or heart issues, as the thin air make breathing noticeably difficult.
  • May 28, 2017
    Come for the telescope, stay for the keks.
  • January 22, 2017
    Visitor area operation time is weekday 10am-4pm. You can see the keck telescope and use restroom.

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