We stopped here to see what it was all about. Had to pay admission but it was worth it to see all the information they had gathered about the different Tsunamis the island has seen. There have been many! Lots of survivor stories help you relate to the events.
Wonderful introduction by guide. A great movie about the 1946 tsunami with survivor stories. Great displays and employees are so nice. This is in old bank building which makes it novel. Fascinating information on this topic.
This is a small museum that both explains how tsunamis develop & gives you a view of tsunamis effects on people. Hilo had 2 large tsunamis in the 1900's, and the museum holds personal accounts of both. The introductory video is about 20 minutes long & contains interviews with people who lived through a Hilo tsunami. Their descriptions are moving.... 更多
This museum is small, so you can tour it fairly quickly (maybe 1-2 hours at the most). They have a short video and lots of photos and information about tsunamis and the some history of the island. Touring this museum gives you some insight to what causes tsunamis and how scientists determine when to issue watches, warnings, and evacuations to... 更多
Well presented displays of the effects of the tsunami which struck the city of Hilo. Many artifacts and photos that capture the your thoughts concerning the event.
It was set up nice,but way to boring for me...it was mostly photographs on walls with long descriptions...so what your going to do is stand and read for most of your time....they do have a movie that was good,but the rest of place was a dispointment.Glad it was only $7 to get in.
This museum really opened our eyes to the dangers of tsunamis. We liked the hands-on exhibits and historical information from tsunamis that have struck the city of Hilo. I think the personal accounts of tsunami survivors were the most amazing - families climbing trees, boy scout troops fleeing the shore etc.
A tsunami is something most of never think about - not so if you live in these beautiful islands. Certainly not so if you've ever been involved in one or waiting to see if an earthquake in Japan will generate one. But, most especially, if family, not so many years ago, was involved in one that nearly took out Hilo.... 更多