Many people are fascinated with the concept of tsunamis (tidal waves). The east side of Big Island, the site of many a tsunami, has been devastated by two major waves that occurred in 1946 and 1960. The museum and friendly docents are dedicated to teaching visitors about tsunamis through stories of survivors, maps, historical photos, a theater, computers and even a tsunami quilt. It’s open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. To 4:00 p.m. Adult admission is $7.00. Seniors and kama’aina (locals) are $6.00 each, and students (ages 6 to 17) are $2.00. Keiki (children) 5 and younger enter for free.
Pacific Tsunami Museum
130 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Big Island , 96720, HI