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Jaggar Museum at Volcano National Park
Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Parks, Tours and Excursions
As one of the busiest locations in the park, the Jaggar Museum is a hot spot with intriguing displays to view. The museum is all about volcanology with displays of equipment used by scientists in... Read More
As one of the busiest locations in the park, the Jaggar Museum is a hot spot with intriguing displays to view. The museum is all about volcanology with displays of equipment used by scientists in the past to study the volcano, working seismographs, and an exhibit of clothing and gear from scientists who got a bit too close to lava. There is also a gift shop with books, videos, cds, maps, and other special items for sale. The Museum has large windows which affords a sheltered view of the caldera and main crater, Halema`uma`u, when weather is inclement. The overlook outside the building offers an incredible view of the volcano with interpretive displays about Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes. The US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is adjoining the Jaggar Museum, but is not open to the public.
Crater Rim Drive
Volcano, HI 96718
- Free Things to Do: "Walk around the outside of the museum for less crowded, but equally beautiful views of the crater."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Resting along the rim of a still steaming volcano crater, Jaggar Museum shares the complete history of the volcano.