Pacific Tsunami Museum reopens in Downtown Hilo

  • Docent Dian Mahoney talks with visitors Thursday while giving a tour through the Pacific Tsunami Museum in Hilo. The museum recently reopened after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Carol Brown poses for a portrait Thursday in the Pacific Tsunami Museum in Hilo. Brown survived the 1946 and 1960 tsunamis that hit the Big Island.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The Natural Hazards Exhibit is a new feature in Pacific Tsunami Museum.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Local artist Kristie Kosmides painted a mural depicting different tsunami wave heights, which is on display at the Pacific Tsunami Museum in Hilo.

Just in time for Tsunami Awareness Month, the Pacific Tsunami Museum has reopened after being shuttered for two years because of the pandemic.