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Mokupapapa Discovery Center

Hilo, Hawaii
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Owner description: The center was constructed to interpret the natural science, culture, and history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and... more » Owner description: The center was constructed to interpret the natural science, culture, and history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and surrounding marine environment. Interactive displays, engaging three-dimensional models, and immersive theater allow the visitor to experience the wonder and majesty of this special ocean region. A 2,500-gallon salt-water aquarium provides a habitat for some of the fishes from the NWHI reefs. Next to the aquarium, in a small Pisces V Cockpit.alcove is a mock-up of Hawai`i Undersea Research Laboratory's Pisces V... Read More
Owner description: The center was constructed to interpret the natural science, culture, and history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and... more » Owner description: The center was constructed to interpret the natural science, culture, and history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and surrounding marine environment. Interactive displays, engaging three-dimensional models, and immersive theater allow the visitor to experience the wonder and majesty of this special ocean region. A 2,500-gallon salt-water aquarium provides a habitat for some of the fishes from the NWHI reefs. Next to the aquarium, in a small Pisces V Cockpit.alcove is a mock-up of Hawai`i Undersea Research Laboratory's Pisces V submersible. Using working robot arms visitors can experience what it might be like as a researcher descending into the dark depths of the ocean. This exhibit is a major hit with the kids, as well as adults. « less
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