VIS Tour Request Form

All requests should be submitted ONE MONTH prior to date of Special Tour

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE IF TOUR GOES ABOVE THE ELEVATION OF THE VISITOR INFORMATION STATION – 4-WD REQUIRED IF TOUR GOES ABOVE LEVEL OF VISITOR INFORMATION STATION
Please wash down your vehicle(s), especially mud, before coming up to the VIS/HP area at 9200 feet, to protect the Mountain from invasive species of plants and animals.

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For Groups – Please explain who or what this organization is and their purpose

Planned Activities

Area(s) you will be visiting on Mauna Kea (check all that apply and list specific activities planned at each)

 
 
Vehicle & Transport
 
 

You must read and understand the Mauna Kea Hazards flyer, click here to open a PDF in a new window.

 
Military Groups only

Military Groups only, before you submit this form: 

  1. Please read the rules at: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/visiting-mauna-kea/research-group-visits-and-military/military-group-visits.html
  2. Contact Robert C. Misajon, Plans and Operations Officer, USAG-PTA, at 808-969-2405 
 
  Help

This permit applies to the University of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Science Reserve (MKSR). Adjoining the MKSR is the Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (MKICNAR) which includes Lake Waiau and the Keanako`I Mauna Kea adze quarry, and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  You are advised that all rules, regulations and policies pertaining to MKICNAR apply.  Please be further advised that certain circumstances require a permit authorized by the Natural Area Reserves System Commission.  Violations of MKICNAR rules, regulations or policies observed by the Mauna Kea Rangers shall be reported to the Natural Area Reserve program.  For further information regarding the MKICNAR, contact the Hawaii Island office of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife at (808) 974-4221.

SR# 5773

Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station (VIS)
Phone (808) 961-2180
Fax (808) 969-4892
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/

 


Free Nightly Stargazing

FREE Nightly Stargazing & Star Tours

Open to everyone! Every night of the year from 6pm - 10pm MKVIS conducts star tours and operates several telescopes for public viewing by our knowledgeable guides.
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Escorted Summit Tours

Every Sat. & Sun. Bring your 4WD vehicle and join our free summit tour caravan. Tours will go into at least one of the observatories.
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