This museum has a lot of info in it about the volcano and there is also a gift shop as well. It is located off to the side of the crater. Great fir taking pics. There is so much you can learn and it's great...More
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I went early in the morning before the crowds arrived and again in the evening to see the lava light up the caldera. Nature at it's finest!!!
Located on the rim of Kilaeua Crater is the Jagger Museum. Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm, the museum has knowledgeable Rangers, informative exhibits on Hawaiian legends, native flora and fauna and the history of Kilaeua with displays of lava varieties. The outside...More
Great place to see the lava flows from a safe distance. Well kept museum and excellent views of the steaming magma. Bring binoculars if you have them. The lava flares up intermittently. Best seen at night when you can see the red glare coming off...More
The Thomas A Jaggar Museum lies on the rim of the Kilauea Caldera and you have a great view over the caldera from the museum. Fairly small museum. Very educational volcanic museum with good easy-to-understand explanations about geology. Nice gift shop. Good restrooms.
I live on the other side of the island and also run a vacation rental business. This is something that I recommend to all of my guests. It is a must do on the Big Island if you have the time. We stayed in accommodations...More
The view from the Thomas Jaggar Museum is spectacular. It gives you a higher vantage point in which to see the crater. The Chain of Craters Road ends at that point. The museum itself is small, but there is lots of good information in there,...More