I found this place to be really interesting. Coming from the midwest, we don't hear too much about tsunami's. The museum goes through the huge ones that hit Hawaii and also around the world. They also focus on understanding and trying to better watch for and notify about tsunami's. This is an OK place to stop if your exploring the... 更多
It told the history of Hilo and the Big Island in terms of the tsunamis that have occurred over time. They show a great movie which explains tsunamis mixed with stories from the survivors of the 1946 tsunami. Worth the money and you can spend an hour if you're interested in history and culture.
Fascinating to go around this museum. Didn't quite know the number of tsunami that had caused so much destruction and death on the Big Island until I visited this museum. There is the opportunity of deciding whether or not to put out a warning of a "Pending Tsunami" based on information you receive. Not as easy as you think. There... 更多
Really good 60-90 minute visit to understand the science of tsunami and the impact they had on the communities around Hilo, Hawaii (with special sections for the recent Japanese and SE Asian tsunamis). Excellent video and wonderful guide there to answer all your questions.
Nice local museum hosted in a former bank. The old vaults make a small theatre with an excellent video presentation. You have to visit to understand the history of Hilo (and to alert yourself to what you should do in a tsunami). Nice friendly people and the museum gives information on past tragedies in a sympathetic and appropriate way.
We visited the museum on 12-30-16. Museum tour guide Asia gave us a brief introduction about the science of tsunamis and their impact on Hawaii. What’s cool about the museum is that there are many artifacts donated by tsunami survivors, depicting how the tsunamis played out on the islands. There is free two-hour parking right across from the museum-which was... 更多
Set in a re-do of a building that was itself at the edge of a tsunami inundation, this museum would seem to be a must for visitors to the Hilo side of the Big Island. Anyone can learn from it but to not understand the relationship between present-day Hilo and the events of 1946 and 1960 if you come to... 更多
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