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.


February 2019

“Very detailed exhibits are both kid-friendly and extremely detailed for all ranges of intellectual curiosity. I don't care much about astronomy and physics, and yet I found myself here for over 2.5 hours absorbing all of it. We went to the Skies Above Hawaii and Maunakea planetarium shows, and they were both different and fascinating. The Maunakea show was especially nice given that our Maunakea stargazing tour had gotten cancelled due to wind.”

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