Follow the COVID-19 guidelines while on Maunakea.
We are currently undergoing renovations at the Visitor Center. Please be aware that our hours of operation can change on a daily basis due construction. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause. Mahalo for your cooperation and understanding during these times.
Facemasks are not required to enter the Visitor Center but they are encouraged.
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.
Experience University of Hawaiʻi managed lands on Maunakea from anywhere with this flyover 3D-perspective animation.