Mokupapapa Discovery Center

Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
Explore the coral reef wonders of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands at this free and incredibly family-friendly center on the Big Island. Interactive displays include a volcanic exhibit and a submersible with robot arms, while a huge 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium showcases the incredible diversity of fish found in one of our last truly wild places. The exhibits go a long way toward understanding why the spectacular waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, also known as Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Open Tuesday–Saturday, this downtown Hilo highlight also includes ample information about monk seals, one of the most endangered marine mammals. Only 1,100 remain and their population continues to decline.
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Mokupapapa Discovery Center

Explore the coral reef wonders of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands at this free and incredibly family-friendly center. Interactive displays include a volcanic exhibit and a submersible with robot arms, while a huge saltwater aquarium showcases the incredible diversity of fish found nearby. The exhibits all go a long way toward understanding why the spectacular waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, also known as Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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76 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
+1 808-933-8180
Tue - Sat 9am - 4pm