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Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center

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

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

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. It's a fun and affordable stop for the whole family.

Sight Information


Keahole–Kona International Airport, 1 Keahole Airport Rd., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $3 adults, $1 children

Published 01/20/2010


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