Pacific Tsunami Museum

Pacific Tsunami Museum
The Pacific Tsunami Museum provides residents and visitors with much needed tsunami education programs. It is a living monument to those who lost their lives in past tsunamis. By combining scientific information with actual testimony taken from oral histories of tsunami survivors, the museum keeps history alive in its exhibits and public programs.
The purpose of the Pacific Tsunami Museum is to educated visitors on the devastating effects that the giant 'tsunami' waves have historically caused to the islands of Hawaii. Of particular interest in the model of Hilo, showing how the capital of Hilo appeared before tsunami wave of 1946 literally flattened many of the buildings. The science of tsunamis is explored, along with a number of personal rescue experiences, firsthand stories and incredible photographs of the damage caused over the past century. Look out for the splendid views across Hilo Bay.

Address: 130 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, The Big Island, HI-96720, Hawaii (HI), USA, US
Tel: +1 808 935 0926


Open: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge, discounts for students, seniors and children under 17 years old