Famous Museums in Hilo

The museums in Hilo give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Hilo with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Hilo. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Hilo.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Hilo.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Hilo:

  1. Lyman House Memorial Museum

    4.3 (207 Votes)
    Lyman House Memorial Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    Originally built as a Mission House, by New England missionaries David and Sarah Lyman, the museum was built by their descendants a century later. The exhibits of the museum aim at showcasing the true Hawaiian culture and educating people about the same. The highlight of the Lyman museum is the unique collection of shells and minerals, including a specimen of orlymanite which was named after th...Read more
  2. East Hawaii Cultural Center

    4.5 (119 Votes)
    East Hawaii Cultural Center

    Art And Culture, Museum, Performance, Exhibition

    For those who do not know it, Hilo is quite an arts and culture hub. The East Hawaii Cultural Center is proof of this fact as is showcases Hawaiian art and culture scene in the best way. There are many festivals, performances, exhibits, shows and workshops taking place at this center, with the sole purpose of showing the world what true Hawaii is all about. Housed inside a building that was for...Read more
  3. Mokupapapa Discovery Center

    4.6 (219 Votes)
    Mokupapapa Discovery Center

    Museum, Aquarium, Entertainment, Specialty Museum

    Inside the historic, but modest looking Koehnen Building, lies Mokupapapa Discovery Center, that aims of bringing the natural science, culture and history of the North western Hawaiian Islands and surrounding marine environment, to the people. The centre provides information about the single largest conservation area in America and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, the ...Read more
  4. Pacific Tsunami Museum

    4.3 (310 Votes)
    Pacific Tsunami Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    In light of the 1946 Pacific tsunami and 1960 Chiliean tsunami, this museum was set up with the sole purpose of educating people about tsunamis. The Pacific Tsunami Museum was built to honour the memory of those who died in these disastrous tsunamis that hit Hilo. The museum has a display of in-house permanent exhibits that interpret tsunami phenomena, the Pacific Tsunami Warning System, the hi...Read more
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