Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (at Crater Rim Dr)
Volcano, HI 96785
(808) 985-6000
Science Museum, Museum, History Museum
Mon–Sun: 8:30 AM–7:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • 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!
  • Be sure to check this out at night. Museum is closed but the view is amazing.
  • 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.