Mokupapapa Discovery Center, Hilo, Hawaii
308 Kamehameha Ave, suite 109, Hilo, Hawaii 96720| Map |
The Mokupapapa Discovery Center displays educational interactive exhibits on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Check out the faux submarine kids can climb into, the aquarium and the movies of native marine life, including turtles and sharks.
Address: 308 Kamehameha Ave, suite 109, Hilo, Hawaii 96720| Map
Hours: Tues-Sat 9 am - 4 pm More Info
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I'd read about this very small (and free) museum in a guide book, but we mainly stopped in here to get out of the rain. It's main goal is to educate people about Hawaii's remote coral reefs. The single aquarium is modestly sized, however it does have some nice examples of native fish. More impressive to me was the super-large wall map of the entire island chain, and the accompanying island descriptions. I didn't realize that Midway island (among others) was in the same volcanic chain as the Hawaiian islands, nor did I realize just how far the chain stretches from end to end. There are some displays and interactive stuff (mostly aimed at kids), with a theater/presentation room in the back (but nothing was sch...