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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Interesting Museum of Volcanology

Jaggar Museum, located on Mt. Kilauea, is a small, but very interesting museum of volcanology. Exhibits include the clothing and equipment used by scientists to study the volcano... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Jaggar Museum, located on Mt. Kilauea, is a small, but very interesting museum of volcanology. Exhibits include the clothing and equipment used by scientists to study the volcano, working seismographs, explanations of the Hawaiian legends related to Kilauea, and a variety of other things. At night, you can see beautiful views of Kilauea, which is currently erupting, with the red... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We planned to visit the Kilauea Volcano on our trip around the Big Island. It is definitely worth seeing. The steam is constantly erupting from the center of the volcano and you can see the caldera rim in all its magnificence. The museum itself is a worthwhile addition to the visit and has a great deal of information on the... More 

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited in the afternoon and enjoyed the view and displays about the volcanic activity. Parking was easy during our visit, but we hear it gets tougher at night and the view is better after dark, too. Next time, we will try to go later.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Be sure to time your visit so that you can see the glow of the lava after the sun sets. The 5 pm ranger talk was fantastic!

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salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Went to the volcano national park while visiting Hilo! The Jaggar Museum is excellent a must see!! You get tons on information about the volcano and the park the Rangers have lots of information for you. Also you can return to the museum at night to see the glow of the volcano that is a muse see for everybody that... More 

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Strasburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great vantage point for the crater, especially at night. The displays cover a variety of subjects areas and science.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Directly adjacent and behind the Jaggar Museum is a viewpoint of Halemaʻumaʻu crater which is a pit crater located within the much larger summit caldera of Kīlauea. Panoramic views of Kilauea caldera are outstanding and the close nearby view of Halemaʻumaʻu crater amazing. You can clearly see the steam rising from the crater and I'm sure evening views of the... More 

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encinitas, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is such a great museum! The staff is extremely helpful and informative and the info boards, videos and photos are so interesting. It is a small place packed with great things.

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Volcano, Hawaii
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For anyone visiting Volcanoes National Park, a trip to the Jagger museum is essential. You can view the active Kilauea crater known as Malema'uma'u. At night, the glow from this crater is fantastic. The museum itself provides a wonderful explanation of Hawaiian legend, as well as volcanology. You will be enlightened regarding the wonder that Goddess Pele is creating here... More 

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you donot see the movie at the visitors center,this place will explain the history of the volcano. Very crowded with tourist. A great view of volcano.

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