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Elegant and star-studded events and gatherings

This is the place for ka paina (gathering place).

From small family gatherings to large corporate events—‘Imiloa is the place. Create an evening that might include a planetarium show plus dinner or a reception, or start the day with a breakfast meeting. You might even consider a large corporate event utilizing the entire facility. We also host weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and reunions, proms and first-baby birthday.

Our capable staff and volunteers will provide aloha and the ready-support to make your event a success.

By choosing to hold your event at ‘Imiloa, you are supporting a valuable community resource working to inspire Hawai‘i’s next generation of innovators and explorers.  Your commitment and support help to ensure that ‘Imiloa is a place of lifelong learning where the power of Hawai‘i’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration, and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration. 

Mahalo nui loa!

Our facilities include:

Moanahoku Hall

Our most versatile space. Large projection screen, AV and sound included. Stage and tiered seating for program and performance set-ups, with dramatic lighting for a range of activities. Maximum capacity 163.


Ideal for small group meetings. Up to 34 people classroom seating, 50 theater-style. Room has drop-down screen, ceiling-mounted projecter, and presentation table with built-in PC and laptop capability, document camera, and Internet access. 

Sky Garden Restaurant

Ceiling to floor glass walls with panoramic view of ‘Imiloa's native plant landscaping and Hilo Bay. Capacity for 100 people, a popular spot for dinners and evening events. Available for exclusive rentals on Mondays when the Center is closed, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.


120 seats, full-dome planetarium system and 5.1 audio surround sound create a spectacular immersive audio-visual experience! Treat your guests to an exclusive planetarium show, or a PowerPoint presentation with impact. 


Exhibit Hall

12,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall includes over 100 exhibits that weave astronomy and Hawaiian culture into a compelling story of human exploration and voyaging. A unique environment for a one of a kind reception or dinner.

Technical Capabilities

Technical capabilities include Internet connectivity, LCD projectors, and Polycom VTC (video teleconference) capability. We also provide speaker's podium and some audio capability including lavalieres and hard-wired microphones.

Facility Inquiries & Reservations:

For more information please email: events@imiloahawaii.org

For immediate assistance, please call Events at (808) 932-8908

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