Mokupāpapa Discovery Center

Park ranger gives a daily briefing on the Kīlauea and Lower East Rift Zone eruption to visitors and Hawai‘i residents at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
Park ranger gives a daily briefing on the Kīlauea and Lower East Rift Zone eruption to visitors and Hawai‘i residents at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center

Photo: Andy Collins/NOAA

 
Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association Bookstore
Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association Bookstore at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center

NPS Photo/Janice Wei

While most of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park remains closed, Park Rangers are greeting and serving visitors at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Avenue in Downtown Hilo. Directions.

The Mokupāpapa Discovery Center (administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA) was established in 2003 to interpret the natural science, culture and history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and surrounding marine environment within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Since most people will never have the opportunity to visit these remote islands, the facility on the bayfront in Hilo, Hawaiʻi serves to “bring the place to the people” and spur greater public awareness of the region and ocean conservation issues. The Center is free and open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Now, Rangers are available to meet with visitors and answer questions about Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park at the center. Additionally, they will share daily updates at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to teach visitors about volcanic activity and clarify the conditions at Kīlauea summit. Visitors can also get their official Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park passport stamp.
 
Lomilomi demonstration

Photo by: : Leina’ala

‘Ike Hana No‘eau _ Experience the Skillful Work at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center

Come and join Kumu Leina’ala K. Brown from Ka Leo ’O Lapa’au ’O Hawai’i Hale ’O Lono as she shares her mana’o (knowledge) of Tane I Ta Wai ’Ola ancient Hawaiian healing with the high frequency of the waters we drink is life... and Hawaiian LomiLomi Lapa'au breath of Ha is healing with very light “hands on” removal of stress through Aloha.

Where: Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo
When: July 18, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Third Thursday By The Bay

Third Thursday By The Bay


Hawai‘i Volcanes National Park:

July's Third Thursday lecture will be presented by the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Rangers. The talk will be
an extended version of the daily 10 AM and 2 PM eruption updates they have been giving at Mokupapapa. Since
many of us work during the day and can not attend we wanted to provide an evening opportunity to hear their
fascinating stories of eruptions on Hawai'i Island past and present. They will show photos from previous
eruptions and explore our island using some of the latest technology in teaching equipment called Liquid
Galaxy. It's like Google Earth on steroids. You can ask questions and get answers from people that still live by
and have worked at the park for many years.

Where: Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
When: July 19, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Last updated: July 13, 2018

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