Island of Big Island

A bold mosaic of snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano, a Polynesian canoe, and the Hawaiian constellation Maui’s Fishhook greets visitors entering the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i. Designed by local artist Clay Young, the beautiful mosaic has become a symbol of ‘Imiloa Center, a place celebrating Hawaiian culture and Mauna Kea astronomy. More than 60 local artists are featured in the ‘Imiloa Museum Store, along with books on astronomy and Hawaiian culture plus other unique gifts. ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is located five minutes from historic downtown Hilo off Komohana and Nowelo. Open Tuesday thru Sunday 9am to 4pm

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