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The Pana’ewa Zoo is located on the Big Island of Hawaii:

800 Stainback Highway

Hilo, HI  96720

Parking is Free





Basic tips for visitors to “Plan a Visit to the Zoo”


Our zoo is situated in a tropical rainforest and Hilo sometimes is known as the wet side of the island.  Just count on the possibility of a shower and enjoy the lush rainforest that grows because of the rain.


Average temperatures in Hilo are between 70°F and 75°F (21 °C and 24 °C). August is the warmest month, and January the coolest. Temperatures here are always comfortable.


What to bring: The zoo is a fun place whether rain or shine so bring rain gear and sunscreen for everyone in your group.


Stop by and say hi to our Ring-tailed Lemurs!

Stop by and say hi to our Ring-tailed Lemurs!

Enjoy a family fun day at the zoo. Besides enjoying all of the animals the zoo also features covered pavilions for picnics and a playground for your keiki. Do you have a special event coming up like a birthday party or other celebration?  What better place to enjoy your gathering than at the zoo! For information about renting a pavilion for an event please contact the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation at (808) 961-8311.

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