Kīlauea Visitor Center

Tourist Information
Crater Rim Dr
Volcano, HI 96785
(808) 985-6000
Monday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Thursday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Friday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Saturday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Sunday
7:45am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • Watch the movie!!
  • Stay after the movie to see the safety tips.
  • The park rangers are both knowledgeable and friendly. Small exhibits and cute gift shop. Be sure to stop by before exploring the park!
  • The rangers will help you to your tour through the whole national park.
  • Only open to 5pm. They have a small exhibit with informative reading plus a gift shop. If this one closes on you don't panic the Jagger Museum stays open later.
  • They had some nice traditional Hawaiian music and hula dancing that was great.
  • Best view of lava can be see from a helicopter. From the ground in the evening you can see the red shadows of the flowing lava.
  • Ask the ranger for tips on seeing lava. Try the gift shop at Volcano House for a better selection.
  • In addition to the interesting movie and helpful rangers, the paper maps are very helpful. One side has the area around the crater, and the other side is Chain of Craters Road.
  • Talk to the park rangers before you head out. They will give you the most up to date information on what's going on.
  • Bring a water bottle, you can refill it outside for free. There are no beverages for sale here. Then grab a map, and pay attention to current lava flows and closings.
  • Talk to the rangers here. Lots of great tips depending on how much time you have to go through the park.
  • Check out the movie and buy a cool hat pin!
  • Super friendly rangers!
  • Its a visitor center
  • Extremely nice and helpful staff!
  • Volcano exhibits.