Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Follow the COVID-19 guidelines while on Maunakea

Rangers providing a safety briefing for hikersRangers providing safety briefing for hikers

All visitors should follow Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules, Title 20, entitled "Public and Commercial Activities on Mauna Kea Lands," when visiting Maunakea.

The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is located just down the street from CMS offices. ‘Imiloa is a gathering place that advances the integration of science and indigenous culture with a world-class stereoscopic 3D planetarium, visitor center, and Sky Garden restaurant. It is open Tuesdays - Sundays (closed Mondays).

The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station (VIS) on Maunakea is open every day of the year from 11:30 am to 7pm at the 9,200 foot (2,804 meter) level. They provide health, safety, and other information about Maunakea.

Please view the public safety page before going up to Maunakea to understand the risks associated with high elevation. The Maunakea: Heritage and Natural Resources Guide shares additional information about Maunakea.

Visitor Information Station and Hale Pohaku, from aboveView of Visitor Information Station and Hale Pohakk Mid-level facilities from above

Experience University of Hawaiʻi managed lands on Maunakea from anywhere with this flyover 3D-perspective animation.

Perspective Maps of Maunakea

Each map is linked to a high-resolution .jpg image file.

Hale Pōhaku

Hale Pōhaku

Astronomy Precinct

Astronomy Precinct

Looking north from Maunaloa towards Maunakea

Looking north from Maunaloa towards Maunakea