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Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

P.O. Box 52, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
(808) 985-6000
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$103*
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A geological and historical museum.
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Owner description: A geological and historical museum.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

You will definitely get a great view from here and get a basic understanding of volcanoes by touring this small musuem.

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is the perfect place to view the glow at night. Don't bother to dine at the Volcano House Hotel, as this is a far superior view. Also awesome during the day. Be sure to jump on the floor by the seismic recorder and you will see a seismograph reading of your own manmade earthquake. Displays were good, gift shop... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Filled with tons of history and very vivid pictures. Worth every second you will spend in it. Be sure to take plenty pictures and read the fun facts.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Enjoyed the geology lesson and hands on experience. Gives you perspective of what you are seeing while walking, biking, hiking, or driving the national park.

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Auburn, Washington
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place has amazing views of the volcano , what helpful park employees too. So much information! Plan on spending at least an hour here and if you want to take a hike there some really cool trails.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I loved seeing the examples of different lava and the displays which explained quite clearly the geologic history of the Hawaiian islands. I think that this museum would appeal to all ages, but is probably more thoroughly enjoyed by those who enjoy reading/understanding. If it's purely interactive displays you're seeking, you're pretty much out of luck...they are very limited at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Go in the day to check it out, definitely come back at night for the show. Incredible spot to see an active volcano up close. You can hear the volcano making all kinds of noise and view it's glow at night. incredible.

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Carmel Valley, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Enjoyed. Has everything from Hawaiian art to scientific displays about volcanoes and seismic activity. I particularly like the artist renditions of Pele

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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a small museum but it's jammed with fascinating information about the history, geology, and culture of the area. We were enthralled. The rangers were universally friendly and very informative. A great place to begin your visit to Volcano NP.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Informative displays and good very interesting videos! Great location to see the "glow" in the early and late hours!

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