Pacific Tsunami Museum
The Pacific Tsunami Museum is a museum in Hilo, Hawaii dedicated to the history of the April 1, 1946 Pacific tsunami and the May 23, 1960 Chilean tsunami which devastated much of the east coast of the Big Island, especially Hilo. The museum also has a mission to educate people in general about tsunamis, including the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. It is located at 130 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, coordinates Coordinates: .
One of the founders of the museum, Dr. Walter Dudley, serves as Chairman of the museum's Scientific Advisory Council.
The museum was co-founded in 1993 by Dr. Walter Dudley, a chronicler of the Hilo tsunamis, and Jeanne Branch Johnston, a tsunami survivor. In 1997 the museum moved into a building donated by First Hawaiian Bank.