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Pacific Tsunami Museum
General Museum Hours
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Please note that the Museum will be closed on Monday, June 30 for inventory and on Friday, July 4 for the holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience.

General: $8.00
Seniors and Kama‛aina: $7.00
Children (ages 6-17): $4.00
Toddlers (ages 5 & under): Free

Pacific Tsunami Museum
130 Kamehameha Ave.
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
tel: (808) 935-0926
Pacific Tsunami Museum



We welcome school groups!

Scheduled Kama‛aina school groups: Students: $2.00; Kama‛ainas: $6.00

Scheduled out-of-state school groups: Students: $5.00 (elementary - high school); General: $7.00

UHH/HCC scheduled groups $3.00

Kama‛aina college students $7.00

Non-resident college students $8.00

For every 10 students in a scheduled group visit, one adult may come in free.
Adults accompanying the group in excess of that number pay General, Kama‛aina, or Senior admission.

For groups grades 4 and up we provide a 1 hour session that includes a 30-45 minute presentation followed by time to browse the museum. See Programs for more information.

For additional info. call 808-935-0926.

The museum is closed in observance of the following holidays:
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day



Become a
Museum Member
and receive FREE admission for one year!

Museum Exhibits Gallery

Story of Hilo Laupahoehoe quilt
Model of Hilo
pre-1946 tsunami
The Story of Hilo
and 1946 tsunami
1946 Laupahoehoe mural   Laupahoehoe

1950's tsunamis   1960 tsunami   Bent parking meter 1960 Sampan model

1964 Alaska tsunamis Locally generated tsunamis   2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Tsunami Warning Center Simulator
2011 Japan tsunami Energy of water
wave machine
Warning Center simulator

Amazing rescues Vault theater Tsunami store


Museum Docents
  Sadao Aoki Roy Daimaru Delmar Kleckner    
  Sadao Aoki Roy Daimaru Howard DeKalb Delmar Kleckner    
Dian Mahoney Yvonne Nakamura Naomi Seeley   Millie Uchima
Dian Mahoney Adrian Mangiboyat Yvonne Nakamura Naomi Seeley   Millie Uchima

Museum Staff
  Marlene Murray Colleen DeSa



Marlene Murray Executive Director Colleen DeSa
Office Manager

Curator/ Archivist

Kini Gonzalez
Visitor Services
Christopher Leiato
Visitor Services

  Dr. Walter Dudley George Curtis      


Dr. Walter Dudley
Scientific Advisor
George Curtis
Scientific Advisor

For more information about the Pacific Tsunami Museum go to the ABOUT page.

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130 Kamehameha Ave Hilo, HI 96720 tel: 808-935-0926 FAX: 808-935-0842 email:
Last Revised October 2013