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Tuesday – Sunday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day


 

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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i is located in Hilo, Hawai'i—on the Island of Hawai'i, also popularly called the Big Island. Our address is:

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i
600 ‘Imiloa Place
Hilo, Hawai'i 96720

 

We are on the upper portion of the University of Hawai'i-Hilo campus, in its Science and Technology Park. The Center is accessible from Komohana Street, off of Nowelo, just minutes from downtown Hilo.

Driving from other parts of the island (via Route 19)

  • ‘Imiloa is 126 miles from Kailua-Kona (2 hours, 30 minutes)
  • 77 miles from Waikoloa resorts (2 hours, 5 minutes)
  • 59 miles from Waimea (1 hour)

For driving time and distances from other parts of the island, click here.


 

Driving directions to ‘Imiloa

 

From Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and points south:
  1. Follow Route 11 (Kanoelehua Highway) north to Hilo.
  2. Turn left onto Puainako Street, which is 2.4 miles past the sign and turnoff for the Panaewa Zoo.
  3. Follow Puainako Street for 1.5 miles, and turn right onto Komohana Street.
  4. About a quarter of a mile along Komohana, turn right onto Nowelo Street.
  5. Take the second left onto ‘Imiloa Place and follow the signs for parking.
From Waimea, the Hamakua coast, and points north:
  1. Follow Route 19 (Hilo Bayfront Highway) south to Hilo.
  2. Immediately after crossing the Wailuku Bridge, turn right onto Waianuenue Avenue and go 9/10 of a mile mauka (up the hill).
  3. Turn left onto Komohana Street, and drive for 1.8 miles to Nowelo Street.
  4. Turn left onto Nowelo Street.
  5. Take the second left onto ‘Imiloa Place and follow the signs for parking.
From Saddle Road, Maunakea, and points west:
  1. Follow Saddle Road (which becomes Puainako Street extension) to the intersection with Komohana Street in Hilo.
  2. Turn left onto Komohana Street.
  3. About a quarter of a mile along Komohana, turn right onto Nowelo Street.
  4. Take the second left onto ‘Imiloa Place and follow the signs for parking.