Pacific Tsunami Museum
A memorial to all those who lost their lives in tsunamis that have struck the Big Island, Hawaii and the world, this small but informative museum offers a poignant history of the devastating waves. In a 1931 C. W. Dickey-designed building—the former home of the First Hawaiian Bank—you'll find an interactive computer center, a science room, a theater, a replica of Old Hilo Town, a children's corner, and a knowledgeable, friendly staff. In the background, a striking quilt tells a silent story. www.tsunami.org. COST: $8. OPEN: Mon.-Sat. 9-4:15.