Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

Science Museum, Museum, and History Museum
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (at Crater Rim Dr), Volcano, HI 96785, United States
Hours:
Closed until 8:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:30 AM–7:30 PM
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  • skye n.

    I suggest coming as late as you can so noisy people and people using flash on photos aren't there. It was much cooler for us to see and hear the lava by ourselves.

    skye n · March 20
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  • Brian D.

    Always good but small. Come at dusk to see the glow.

    Brian Duncan · January 29
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  • WEI W.

    Make sure to visit it after dark and watch the crater glow

    WEI WEI · January 12
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  • Akshay J.

    Visit at night to see the glow of the volcano. Worth the drive.

    Akshay Jawharkar · December 24, 2014
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  • Justin S.

    A great place to see the glow of the Earth's inner fire.

    Justin Sullivan · December 2, 2014
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  • Ray G.

    Prior to being the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick was known as Tom and tamed volcanos and developed a technique for plugging lava tubes to save the endangered mongoose from extinction.

    Ray G · November 21, 2014
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  • Jimmy K.

    If you come here at night, it's very dark. Try not to shine your flashlight towards the photographers. It can hurt the quality of pictures. The view of the stars and volcano are unforgettable.

    Jimmy Kastner · September 26, 2014
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  • Talisa C.

    Come back at night to watch the volcano glow.

    Talisa Chang · September 21, 2014
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  • Nathan K.

    Be sure to come here at night to view Halemaumau Crater's beauty. And remember to look up and enjoy the stargazing. Download the Sky Map app and have fun.

    Nathan Kam · August 31, 2014
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  • Mark B.

    TAKE A JACKET!

    Mark Brumley · June 22, 2014
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  • Warren P.

    At night, you can see the crater glowing.

    Warren Pattison · April 1, 2014
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  • Mathew S.

    Come at night to see the volcano glow.

    Mathew Snyder · January 19, 2014
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  • Brianancy D.

    So much info. Beautiful view

    Brianancy Dingman · September 29, 2013
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  • Hsini

    Bring something warm for sure if you're staying until dark to see the lava glow!

    Hsini · September 11, 2013
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  • Arthur L.

    Gipsy Danger saved us all.

    Arthur L · August 29, 2013
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  • Whitney Q.

    Beautiful sunset - make sure to stay to see the glow from Halema’uma’u lava lake!

    Whitney Quick · November 16, 2012
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  • Maríus M.

    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.

    Maríus Mūller · November 8, 2012
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  • Elly L.

    They have cancellation stamp for your passport book here as well!

    Elly Leaverton · March 2, 2012
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  • Marie S.

    Make sure you stay till dark so you can see the lava glow. It's AMAZING! 

    Marie S · November 23, 2011
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  • Panda_Esq

    Come or stay until night fall for the best views

    Panda_Esq · September 1, 2011
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  • K S.

    Come back to see the lava glow at night, but don't forget a light jacket and a tripod

    K S · July 10, 2011
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  • Alex S.

    It's not about Mick.

    Alex Sandars · April 18, 2011
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  • Janet

    Stay after dark to see the volcanic glow.

    Janet · November 14, 2010
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  • Janet

    Definitely get here after dark to see the glow!

    Janet · November 14, 2010
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  • Marie D.

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

    Marie Dean · August 22, 2010
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  • natassia

    Plume is red at night

    natassia · May 28, 2010
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  • Sue T.

    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!

    Sue Thornburg · April 6, 2010
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  • Monica V.

    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.

    Monica Vega · March 31, 2010
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  • Monica V.

    Park rangers very helpful- ask them lots of questions!

    Monica Vega · March 31, 2010
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  • Whitney H.

    Stay until dark to see the glow of molten lava in the crater.

    Whitney Hunter · February 28, 2010
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  • Jeffrey R.

    Be sure to check out the seismograph (sp?) machine that you can affect by stomping on the ground. Totally awesome!

    Jeffrey Rasmussen · February 27, 2010
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