Fun for the whole family! Imiloa Astronomy Center announces extended holiday hours.

With new programs for the whole ‘ohana—activities, crafts, community art, entertaining and educational films—‘Imiloa is extending its hours through the holiday season!  

One Sky Project with celestial graphics.
One of the many films showing at ‘Imiloa over winter break is the One Sky Project (Dec. 20-24 and Dec. 27-31, 11:00-11:45 a.m.). One Sky Project is an international collaboration focused on increasing understanding about cultural and indigenous astronomy, its historical and modern applications, and how the One Sky connects all. Enjoy stories, presented in a series of short films, about the night sky from Hawai‘i and cultures across the globe.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is extending its hours during winter school break, from Dec. 20th through the 31st (closed Christmas and New Year’s), every hour chock full of fun for keiki and the whole ‘ohana. Come enjoy a new planetarium program lineup plus special seasonal and solstice activities for all ages.

2022 Winter Break Schedule 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      • Tuesday, Dec. 20 through Saturday, Dec. 24.
      • Tuesday, Dec. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 31.

In recognition of Christmas and New Year’s Day, the center will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, and Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.

New planetarium programs!

The new planetarium programs are educational and entertaining films for children and the whole family:

      • One World One Sky (Sesame Street production)
      • A Tale of Three Planets
      • Whale Superhighway
      • Beyond the Sun
      • One Sky Project
      • Magnificant Makali‘i

Activities (Week 1):

      • Flower Solstice Lantern
      • Community Mural
      • Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
      • Lehua Blossom Stamp Craft
      • Holiday Ornaments

Activities (Week 2):

      • Community Mural
      • Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
      • 2023 Intention Wall
      • 2023 ‘Imiloa Calendar
      • Lei Making

About ‘Imiloa

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is an outreach educational center on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Its mission is to share the legacy of Hawai‘i exploration in many fields through a wide range of exhibits, community outreach, programs, and other forms of informal science education. The center is distinctive in it’s architectural structures of conical-shaped buildings that house a welcoming lobby, exhibit hall, full-dome planetarium, café, and gift shop. The center is surrounded by nine acres of native gardens.

‘Imiloa is located at the UH Hilo University Park of Science and Technology, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, off Komohana and Nowelo streets.

Gardens at Imiloa