ʻImiloa means "to seek far" and is the Hawaiian word FOR both "explore" and "explorer".

At ʻImiloa, we explore our place in the genealogy of the universe and continually seek, learn, and adapt to an ever-evolving environment that inspires discovery and innovation.


Planetarium Show Schedule

Our daily planetarium shows are open to all ages, with a portion of each show highlighting the unique perspective we enjoy here in Hawaiʻi.

Evening & Special Events

ʻImiloa is a gathering place that advances the integration of science and indigenous culture. Our diverse exhibits, programs and events harness leading technologies, environmental resources, and cultural practitioners to engage both our local communities and visitors alike.


December 2018

“With the Maunakea Visitor Center closed, we did the next best thing by visiting here. The astronomy exhibits and the planetarium shows were fun. But most impressive were the exhibits about Hawaiian history and how the Polynesians arrived here, describing their navigation techniques including a model canoe. The docents were very knowledgeable and helpful. Overall a great visit.”

Via TripAdvisor / Read Full Review


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Explore ʻImiloa!

ʻImiloa is here to share Hawaiʻi's legacy of exploration. Whether Kama‘āina or just visiting, ʻImiloa has something for everyone. 


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Get your tickets and come explore the world of Hawaiian Wayfinding!


Become a member

Enjoy unlimited access to the exhibit hall, planetarium & special events!


Schedule A Field Trip

Come learn about Hawaiʻi's legacy of exploration with our school programs!

Sharing Hawaiʻi's Legacy of Exploration. 


‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is A part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo


Follow us on Instagram for amazing space images as well as info on events, programs and giveaways. @imiloaastronomycenter