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Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

Crater Rim Drive, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
+1 808-985-6000
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A geological and historical museum.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“after dark” (64 reviews)
“visit at night” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Crater Rim Drive, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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+1 808-985-6000
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"after dark"
in 64 reviews
"great place to view"
in 22 reviews
"visit at night"
in 18 reviews
"kilauea caldera"
in 42 reviews
"lava glow"
in 56 reviews
"bring binoculars"
in 20 reviews
"volcanic activity"
in 51 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 18 reviews
"national park"
in 90 reviews
"active volcano"
in 68 reviews
"observation deck"
in 19 reviews
"steam coming"
in 20 reviews
"gift shop"
in 71 reviews
"ranger talk"
in 16 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 15 reviews
"vantage point"
in 18 reviews
"viewing area"
in 35 reviews
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Lots of nice photo ops nice national park visitor center. Bathrooms and interactive displays. Cute small gift shop.

Thank Rae Lynn C
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

small museum and gives you a history of lava and descriptions of different lavas. the overlook is crowded but has good views of the crater. there is always experts there to help answer any questions about the site and volcanoes......very educational on volcanoes.....must stop if...More

Thank Hibby922
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

the ranger talk was informative. the museum has good information of the geology of vnp. at night u can see the volcano glowing ....

Thank Raihan K
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

The Jaggar museum, after your stop at the visitor center, is the unmissable place to go in the volcano park. A little museum well done historically and geologically, but here you could have the easiest access to your first view of the lava. You are...More

Thank Gil40100
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Amazing view of the volcano, go after 7pm. The glow of the volcano is fascinating and an unforgettable view.

Thank Victor L
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

My daughter learned a lot about volcanoes and was sworn in by a ranger here to be a junior ranger and earned a very nice badge! great museum! Come before dark....very organized with parking!

Thank jil l
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

We went to the Jaggar Museum to view the Halema'uma'u crater for a couple of evenings to see the bubbling lava, steam and smoke during the dark of night. Since this view is a good distance away binoculars are recommended as is a good telephoto...More

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

The museum has interesting exhibits about the history and geology of the area but the real attraction is outside the museum. There is a great view of the Kilauea caldera, a steaming, burbling sea of lava that attests to Hawaii's creation and continuing accretion. The...More

Thank GPBurdell67
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

The only reason to come here is to view the caldera at night and hopefully see some lava. We were fortunate enough to see some spurting lava at a great distance. If you really want to see lava, make the trip out to the end...More

Thank dmlin
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family went to Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park and visited the Jaggar Museum. There are a number of exhibits of how the volcano has been through the years.

Thank Nazsnaz
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Miranda M
April 6, 2018|
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Response from CarolKanani | Reviewed this property |
The viewing area is accessible at all hours. It nice to go back at night to see the glow from the lava.
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VenkyTraveller
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Jeroen-TA | Reviewed this property |
I second the above comments... mostly. When we were there Oct '16 it was safe around the museum with hardly even any smell at all. The part that was deemed unsafe (about 50% of the road around the crater) due to gases/fumes... More
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TommyW0mmy
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Still20 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I rented a car, so I am not sure about public transportation. The Museum is nestled in the national park.
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