Jaggar Museum

Jaggar Museum
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Phone (808) 985-6000
Address Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, HI 96785
A museum on volcanology inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Educational • General: Has Gift Shop • General: Kid Activities • General: National Park
• General: Photo Opportunity • General: Restrooms • Sightseeing: Great Views • Sightseeing: Volcano / Lava Flow • Tours: Self Guided
• Cultural & Historical: Museum / Art Center

NOTE: Due Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption Of 2018, the Jaggar Museum is closed and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. The museum has sustained structural damage from tens of thousands of earthquakes that occurred from May through August of 2018. The are under and around the museum is considered extremely unstable and park officials don't believe there is a way to stabilize the area and reopen. We're leaving this article open for now and will update the status as more information comes in.

The Jaggar Museum is a volcanology museum located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, about two and a half miles from the Kilauea Visitor Center, and named after American volcanologist Thomas Jaggar.

On the inside of the museum guests will find several displays on the various types of lava, real-time monitoring equipment, and eruption byproduct displays.

On the outside, you'll find an area that overlooks the Kilauea Caldera which includes some interpretive displays about Kilauea Volcano which is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

This is a great place to observe the gas eruption of the Halema'uma'u Crater, which has been happening since March 19, 2008. Viewing the the erupting Halema'uma'u Crater on a clear night can be an amazing site to see. The vent diameter is currently around 525 feet which has grown from its 125 foot diameter back before the March 19, 2008 eruption.