Great place to learn about volcanoes. Also right next to the caldera where we got great shots of inflated lava.
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We got up to the Jaggar museum during a period of sunny weather and several areas of volcanic activity neither one can be counted on so we got some good photos. Night views are the best but you really need to spend an evening in...More
Great way to learn about volcanoes and the national park. Very well run and easy to navigate. Park Rangers and volunteers were well informed and helpful. Take the time to drive around the park for a few hours. Definitely helps to have a convertible.
Most folks stop in the museum when the visit Volcano National Park, since the vista from the museum's caldera overlook provides one of the best views of the active crater. My suggestion is that you take in the views, get your obligatory pictures of the...More
I simply love coming to the Big Island, you never know what you will get when you visit this time around we saw the lava bubbling up pretty good just a tad bit rainiiny but it made a great show.
It was spectacular to watch boiling and splashing orange-red lava with naked eyes. Though it was cloudy that day and a lots of rain in the morning and noon but we went there in evening and view was so clear that time. we reached there...More
The museum is no more than interesting. Actually, you can go into there for some warm if it is too cold outside while you are viewing the Kilauea.
If you are going to be looking at the volcano caldera anyway, you should stop into the museum. Admission is free and there are details about how the volcano changes and what has happened with it in the past.
Knowing little to nothing about lava and volcanoes other than what I learned in earth science in High School, this was a very informative stop! I also got some great pictures of lava spews!! Have a camera with a good zoom, though!!
This is a small museum but informative about volcanos. There are samples of different kinds of lava. There are displays about detecting volcanic activity. There is also an interesting painting here near the exit -- if you see this large painting on the wall of...More