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600 `Imiloa Place, Hilo, HI 96720, United States
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Explore With Us!

‘Imiloa is a community outreach, multi-service organization of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo dedicated to serving local and visitor communities through quality education programs strengthened by the core academic offerings of UH Hilo. Our programs and services include, but are not limited to PreK-12 grade programs, after school programs, day camps, Hawaiian language and culture based enrichment programs that focus on local science research, cultural advancement and environmental stewardship.

ʻImiloa is here to share Hawaiʻi’s legacy of exploration. Whether Kama‘āina or visiting, ʻImiloa has something for everyone.

Visit us from 9 AM-5 PM Thursday through Sunday.

Don’t forget to check out our Sky Garden Restaurant, open from 11 AM-2 PM Friday through Sunday.

‘Imiloa means “to seek far” and is the Hawaiian word for both “explore” and “explorer.” At ‘Imiloa, we explore our place in the genealogy of the universe and continually seek, learn, and adapt to an ever-evolving environment that inspires discovery and innovation.

ʻImiloa brings together members of the Hawaiian and astronomy communities to share a common vision for the future, bringing information about the cultural and natural history of Maunakea to students, teachers, our local residents, and visitors from around the world. ‘Imiloa links to early Polynesian navigation history and knowledge of the night skies, and today’s renaissance of Hawaiian culture and wayfinding with parallel growth of astronomy and scientific developments on Hawaii Island.