This is an important stop to make in Hilo. Gives a wealth of information about tsunamis, their history in Hawaii, their impact on the islands and around the Pacific. Lots of reading and some nice interactive tools for kids. Tip: watch the video first and then go through the museum counterclockwise. This way you'll get the overview from the video... 更多
Have you read the book, The Tsunami Quilt? It's a locally printed historical fiction children's book chronicling the deadly tsunami of 1946 on the Big Island. It focuses on the tiny town of Lapahoehoe. This small, dated museum endearingly dedicates all it's effort to tell the stories of survival and tragedy. The oral histories and short films are not only... 更多
This museum is small and the exhibits a bit dated. But the history and survival of tsunamis was truly interesting. We spent about 30 minutes during our visit, but if you stayed and watched the movie it could take an hour. The tsunamis that hit Hilo are well covered, but they also discuss tsunamis elsewhere in the world as well.
Amazing to see pictures from the past and learn about the loss of lives, what the area was like, and stories of the survivors. It is one of the "must see" travel places in my book.
We were happily surprised by the museum. Although not large, it is packed with information. The video in the old bank vault is a fun place to watch. It is very informative and definitely worth a trip into to. People should be informed about the dangers associated with tsunamis!
Worth the visit. I learned quite a lot about Tsunamis and I loved the human interest stories. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful. It's worth taking the time to view the video.
If you do not Know about tsunamis , this is a great place to learn about the when visiting Hilo. The wife and I spent some time there learning about how much destruction occurred to Hilo in 1946. Also about what to be aware of should the sirens sound when we were in the Islands. It was time well spent... 更多
Wonderful example of a small museum with a timely topic. The contents are not just about the water but about the people affected by tsunamis.
Popped in here during the heat of the mid day sun and we were very pleased we did wow what a great way to spend an hour lots of info on the Tsunamis well worth a visit if you have a spare hour
This was a small but really interesting museum. I really got a feeling of the devastation that tsunamis had caused to Hilo. It helped me understand the place.