Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

Crater Rim Dr.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718- Map It
Phone: (808) 985-6000

AAA Editor Notes

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, 3 mi. w. of K&#299;lauea Visitor Center on Crater Rim Dr. next to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory within Hawai&#8216;i Volcanoes National Park, is a geological museum dedicated to seismology and volcanology. Inside you'll see several working seismographs and tilt meters that depict earthquakes as they occur. Videos of past eruptions of K&#299;lauea and Mauna Loa run continuously on TV monitors. There's also a computer monitor displaying frequently updated thermal images of Halema&#8216;uma&#8216;u Crater, taken from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory webcam.</br>An adjacent overlook offers excellent views of K&#299;lauea Caldera and Halema&#8216;uma&#8216;u Crater. At dusk and into the early evening, this is by far the most popular spot from which to see the fiery red glow of Halema&#8216;uma&#8216;u.</br>On especially busy nights, parking at the overlook can be a problem.</br></br>
Included in park admission of $20 (per private vehicle); $15 (per motorcyclist); $10 (per pedestrian or bicyclist); $30 (Hawai‘i Tri-park Annual Pass, which includes Haleakalā National Park and Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park).
Hours: Daily 10-8. Allow 1 hour minimum.