Mahalo to the Community for Celebrating our 10th Birthday with us!

by Brea Aamoth on February 23rd, 2016

Giggles and smiling faces from those riding on the Maunakea train safari, smells of sweet cotton candy and ice cream in the air, sounds of screams and laughs from keiki as they slid down the giant inflatable hōlua slide, and the feeling of the community coming together in celebration! A big mahalo to all  for supporting ‘Imiloa for the past 10 years and for wishing us a Happy Birthday.

Over 2,500 people took part in our 10th Birthday Celebration event on Sun. Feb. 21. It was a day filled with food, fun, games, planetarium shows, music, laughs and exploration for all. Children and adults alike enjoyed exploring on the state of the art ‘Cyber CANOE,’ making their own play-dough dream exhibits, racing their mini magnetic hōlua sleds, snapping photos in front of the green screen and navigating through our exhibit hall.

Our special day wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing support from our community over the past decade. Mahalo to everyone who came to celebrate with us, and mahalo to community members who have visited and supported us since we opened our doors 10 years ago.

A big Mahalo to KTA Superstores for sponsoring this free family event, and for providing such a fun day filled with so many activities for the community. Mahalo to the following for making our Birthday extra special:

KTA Super Stores

AJ & Sons Catering

Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope

College of Pharmacy, UHH

Creative Arts

Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Hilo Boy Scouts of America

Kiwanis & Circle K Clubs

Mauna Lani Resorts

Meadow Gold

National Guard Youth Challenge

‘Ohana Wa’a

‘Ōiwi TV

School of Education, UHH

Starbase Hawai’i

Subaru Observatory

Suisan

UHH Performing Arts