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Big Island Sights

Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center

  • 1 Keahole Airport Rd. Map It
  • Kailua-Kona

Updated 01/06/2014

Fodor's Review

This informative museum, located at the airport, was opened as a tribute to Hawaii's first astronaut, who was killed in the 1986 Challenger disaster. The space center has computer-interactive exhibits. You can launch a miniature rocket and rendezvous with an object in space, feel the effects of gyroscopic stabilization, participate in hands-on science activities, and view educational films.

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Keāhole–Kona International Airport, 1 Keahole Airport Rd., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $3
  • Daily 8:30–4:30

Updated 01/06/2014


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