Don't miss this. There is a film on the 1946 tsunami at Hilo and an earlier tsunami. Also, inside the museum are displays and pictures of other tsunami's. If there is a children's presentation, be sure you hear about tsunami's from one of the presenters at the museum.
We stopped in here on our last afternoon in Hilo. The museum is in an old bank which survived the most recent tsunami to hit this town. The museum is comprehensive and looks at the history of tsunamis affecting the islands and how that has affected the people who have lived here. The exhibits cover from pre-western-contact history of the... 更多
Even though a small Museum, we did enjoy it Interesting to listen to the eyewitness accounts of that tragic day. On the day of the tsunami, this museum was a bank and is one of the only buildings still standing after the tsunami. The film is shown in the actual bank vault. You can go through if very quickly. A... 更多
It didn't take long to see the displays and read about past tsunamis. The best part was the film and the eye witnesses telling about their survival stories. If you are in Hilo and have an hour or so to spare, go see this museum.
This was a basic little museum with a good heart. Kids liked the movie and the tsunami simulator. Not the best museum we've ever been to but worthwhile nonetheless.
This Museum is poorly done and not worth the price of admission. The old bank building in which it is located is far more interesting. The displays seen as you walk in do not encourage you to dig deeper and neither does the staff who appear indifferent and unfriendly. While looking at displays I noticed that most people walked in,... 更多
When you're in Hawaii, its pretty important to understand what a tsunami is. This museum looks like it doesn't have a lot of funding, but it is very educational--and a bit scary.
that the tsunami's had in in Hilo. It is so much a part of the history of the island. I had no idea that this area was devastated as it was. It does not take very long to go thru the museum.
If you drive around Hilo and wonder why it is the way it is, then a visit to this museum will be interesting. Chronicling the history of Hilo, settlers, its history as a port and the tsunami's that raveged the town, the museum brings to life a strange phenomenon that few ever experience. Worth your time as a historically significant... 更多