The Pacific Tsunami Museum isn't just a place where you can learn all about these natural phenomena, but it's also a place that could potentially save a life, and that's an incredible outcome for a family day out!
This Hawaiian museum features a number of permanent exhibits that offer an in-depth look into the world of tsunamis.
There are exhibits that cover exactly what a tsunami is, and how powerful they really can be, and there's an exhibit that looks at the Pacific Tsunami Warning system and how it works.
Kids can learn all about the history of the tsunami in the Pacific Basin, and even look to the future and see how they can be predicted.
The myths and legends of these hugely powerful nature wonders are explored too, and most important public safety is explored, and through oral histories from actual tsunami survivors, you can hear first hand what to look for, and how to stay safe.
The history of Hilo is covered in-depth, with images of showing what the town looked life before the 1946 tsunami, and the aftermath, showing the true damage such a wave can do.
The Pacific Tsunami Museum plans to keep the history alive in its exhibits and public programs, and these oral history testimonies reinforce existing scientific information and provide a perspective that will make the tsunami experience "real" for the museum visitor.
An invaluable family day out in Hawaii, and you just never know how a visit here might help in the future!
$4.00 (Ages 6 to 17)
Grab something in the area before your visit!
For Tsunami Awareness Day they often have a full day of activities planned!
For groups of 15 or more, they welcome classes to the museum and tailor the visit to meet the outcomes expressed by teachers! Maximum group 45 students, and the suggested visit time is 1 hour. For students in grades 3 and under they don't offer a sit down presentation
Give them a call if you have any questions about accessibility, they will be happy to answer them!
Check out the bent parking meter in the museum, it will really show you the force or moving water!