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Mahalo for Celebrating 11 Years with ‘Imiloa!

by Imiloa Astronomy Center on February 28th, 2017

Over 2,500 community members joined us at ‘Imiloa for our 11th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, February 26. Keiki and adults alike enjoyed pounding kalo, creating DIY silly-putty, flying through the Universe in the planetarium, learning about native plants in the garden sale, discovering how to help prevent Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, digging their hands into different varieties of limu (seaweed), enjoying delicious cake, interacting in the exhibit hall and exploring the many other indoor and outdoor activities! ‘Imiloa extends a big mahalo to everyone who joined us at our Birthday Celebration, and we hope you join us at ‘Imiloa again soon!


Keiki pounding kalo grown in ‘Imiloa’s native gardens!


Families enjoying activities in Moanahōkū Hall


Kalo Pounding


DIY Silly Putty


Learning about earthquakes using our ‘Science-on-a-Sphere’ exhibit


Limu (seaweed) pressing activity
See more photos on our Facebook page!

Mahalo KTA Super Stores for sponsoring our 11th Birthday Celebration. Because of KTA Super Stores’ support, our birthday celebration was free to the public. A special thanks to our volunteers and community organizations who created activities and information booths during our special event:

KTA Super Stores
‘Alalā Project
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Gemini Observatory / AURA
Hale Paʻa Kaua
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge
‘Imiloa Docents and Volunteers
Institute for Astronomy (IfA)
Kiwanis Club of East Hawai’i
Maunakea Forest Restoration Project
PISCES Hawaiʻi
Starbase Hawaiʻi
Subaru Telescope
UHH Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes
UHH College of Pharmacy
UH CTAHR – Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death
UHH Marine Science Department


Keiki learning about various types of lava rock

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