Imiloa, Hilo Attractions | Planning an Event
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Elegant and star-studded events and gatherings

Looking to host an event in Hilo, Hawaii? 'Imiloa is your event center venue! From small family gatherings to large corporate events—‘Imiloa is the place to host your special event. Create an evening that might include a planetarium show plus dinner or a reception, or start the day with a breakfast meeting by renting our classroom. You might even consider a large corporate event utilizing the entire facility. Rent our facility and host your event today: weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and reunions, proms, first-baby birthday and more! 

Our capable staff and volunteers will provide aloha and the ready-support to make your event a success.

By choosing to hold your event at ‘Imiloa, you are supporting a valuable community resource working to inspire Hawai‘i’s next generation of innovators and explorers.  

Our facilities include:

Moanahoku Hall

Moanahoku Hall is our most versatile space to rent for a larger event. Large projection screen, AV and sound included. Stage and tiered seating for program and performance set-ups, with dramatic lighting for a range of activities. Maximum capacity 163. 


Ideal for small group meetings. Up to 34 people classroom seating, 50 theater-style. Room has drop-down screen, ceiling-mounted projecter, and presentation table with built-in PC and laptop capability, document camera, and Internet access. 

Sky Garden Restaurant

Ceiling to floor glass walls with panoramic view of ‘Imiloa's native plant landscaping and Hilo Bay. Capacity for 100 people, a popular spot for dinners and evening events. Available for exclusive rentals on Mondays when the Center is closed, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.


120 seats, full-dome planetarium system and 5.1 audio surround sound create a spectacular immersive audio-visual experience! Treat your guests to an exclusive planetarium show, or a PowerPoint presentation with impact. 


Exhibit Hall

12,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall includes over 100 exhibits that weave astronomy and Hawaiian culture into a compelling story of human exploration and voyaging. A unique environment for a one of a kind reception or dinner.

Technical Capabilities

Technical capabilities include Internet connectivity, LCD projectors and screen. We also provide speaker's podium and some audio capability including lavalieres and hard-wired microphones.

For more information please contact: or call 808-932-8901

Reserve Your Event Space Today!