Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

Science Museum, Museum, History Museum
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (at Crater Rim Dr)
Volcano, HI 96785
(808) 985-6000
8:30am - 7:30pm
8:30am - 7:30pm
8:30am - 7:30pm
8:30am - 7:30pm
8:30am - 7:30pm
8:30am - 7:30pm
8:30am - 7:30pm


  • Stay after dark to see the volcanic glow.
  • Be sure to check out the seismograph (sp?) machine that you can affect by stomping on the ground. Totally awesome!
  • Plume is red at night
  • Stay until dark to see the glow of molten lava in the crater.
  • Park rangers very helpful- ask them lots of questions!
  • A great view of the Kilauea volcano crater. Enjoy the museum, look at stuff and learn!
  • So much info. Beautiful view
  • Beautiful sunset - make sure to stay to see the glow from Halemaumau lava lake!
  • You can't touch this. But you can enjoy the lava's red glow natural live show here from dusk till dawn. Just beware of rad tourists trying to block first row spots. And bring everything you can wear.
  • Make sure you stay till dark so you can see the lava glow. It's AMAZING!
  • It's not about Mick.
  • Definitely get here after dark to see the glow!
  • In the gift shop, they sell guides to 4 popular trails ($2 each or all 4 for $7). Well worth buying, as there's a lot of neat info & history in them, even if you're not actually gonna do the hikes!
  • Very windy and cold the night we went to see the glow. Dress in layers and bring a flashlight. Viewing area open 24 hours a day.
  • More so for the view of that crater nearby.
  • Great views of the volcano rim. Go early for sunset to get a good spot.
  • Very useful information and great view of the lava lake!
  • Closed. Night time at view point here. Surprised that it was closed when we went back in the morning as well. Only place to view the very limited activity, fire and smoke, at the crater.
  • Awesome place to get a good look at the lava lake.
  • Great spot to watch the lava glow after sunset. Check out the seismograph inside to see how big the earthquake was that you just felt.

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Kau Desert Trail
Volcano, HI 96785
Hawai'i Volcano National Park