Honomu, Big Island, Hawaii: Neo-Entropy - Kayumangi Museum

Cryptic museum espousing weird science and philosophies, has outdoor exhibits but otherwise appears to never be open.

Address:
Pua St., Honomu, Big Island, HI
Directions:
Northwest corner of Pua St. and Old Mamalohoa Highway, on the way to Akaka Falls.
Hours:
Outdoor exhibits always visible. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Kayumangi Museu

Neo-Entropy - Kayumangi Museum

It's a cryptic "museum" in an old white building along the road to natural wonder Akaka Falls, and we only noticed it heading back to the Hawaii Belt Road. Posters are plastered in the windows proclaiming it as some kind of cracked science museum, a "center of cosmic consciousness and cognition." It was closed (and volunteers we asked at the train museum to the north had never heard of it).

More clues in the museum signs, described by one sign as free outdoor exhibits: "The Museum of 21st Century Science and Hyper-X Technology begins with NeoEntropy." A window display of "Contributors to Old Entropy" (is that a good thing?) includes photos of Einstein, Ludwig Boltzmann, and James Clerk Maxwell. A hand-lettered diagram illustrates the "3-form Tao (Triangle of Truth)" upon which the Kaymangi Museum is structured -- a sort of pothead pixie cheat sheet....

Contributors to Old Entropy.

A look in the front door window reveals the inside is a cluttered mess of boxes, random paper, rolled up carpet. Has this museum ever had public hours? Online there's evidence that the Kayumangi Museum hosted an electronic dance party in April 2010. Maybe we're missing the point: the universe is unraveling too fast to permit a neo-entropy museum to stay open.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 10/26/2010]

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