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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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Crater Rim Drive, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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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 4 days ago

Take the time to come to the museum at night to view the glowing in the Kilauea Caldera. Informative exhibits in the museum detailing the geology of volcanoes, the types of lava, real time monitors and the history of eruptions here at Volcanoes NP. Essential...More

Thank 44statesandcounting
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my third trip to the Thomas Jagger Museum. This was the first time we were blessed with a firery display. This is a MUST STOP when visiting Volcano National Park.

Thank Dartagnan C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We headed up here around sunset to see the volcano at night. What they don't tell anyone is that the main parking lot fills up and they send you to one about a half mile walk away with no explanation. So, once you park it's...More

Thank Brett A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first thing you come across when you enter the park.There are restrooms and water here,plenty of parking, a gift shop.They play films about volcanos that are interesting.Be sure to go across the street to the volcano house, do not even move your...More

Thank simpleyme
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the day we went it took 2 and bit hours to arrive. Started raining the creater was steaming and in the distances you could see lava blasting into the air. The skies cleared for a moment for us to take photos before cloud came...More

Thank Rodney J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only go to one place in Volcano National Park this has to be it. The museum itself is small and probably only takes 10 minutes or so to walk round. Interesting enough, but nothing special. On the other hand the view from the...More

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum with history of Volcanoes, what’s happening now, deities, how they are measured etc. little gift shop there too. Volunteer rangers are very helpful ask them anything including taking photos of our family. Best location to see the volcano.

Thank Shane D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At night, the lava glows. It's worth a stop several times, if possible, as we hear it can look quite different on different nights.

Thank themellows
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting stop in Volcano National Park. The exhibits are very informative, the ranger presentations were great, and the Kilauea caldera can be seen bubbling and splashing away from the lookout just outside the museum. This museum/spot is well worth any time...More

Thank alemmenes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the seismic display and explanations. Good overview. Lava was spewing outside in lava lake while we were there so that was more interesting on the day we were there.

Thank Barry and Kris H
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Miranda M
7 April 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
26 October 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
4 June 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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