Da Scoops on Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

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Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park was established on August 1, 1916. The park is located in the state of Hawai`i, on the southeastern part of the island of Hawai`i. Also the home of Kilauea Volcano the most active volcano on Earth.  On going Kilauea eruption 23 years and counting.The Superintendent is Cindy Orlando.

Rainbow on Kilauea 
 
Operating Hours 
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is open 24 hours a day year-round. Kilauea Visitor Center is open daily from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Jaggar Museum is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. "Born of Fire... Born of the Sea" is the featured 25 minute film that is shown in the Kilauea Visitor Center on the hour throughout the day, starting at 9:00 a.m. with the last film shown at 4:00p.m..
The entrance fee to the park (a seven-day permit) is $10.00 per vehicle, $5.00 for pedestrians or bicyclists. Fees for those arriving by commercial bus or tour vary by passenger capacity. Persons holding a valid Golden Age Passport (available to U.S. citizens or residents 62 years of age or older for a one-time fee of $10.00), Golden Eagle Passport, or National Park Pass ($50.00 pass is good for 1 full year from date of purchase and allows entrance to any national park that charges an entrance fee) are admitted free of charge. An annual tri-park pass may be purchased for $25.00 which allows access for 1 full year from date of first use at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park, and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

Red Lehua on the floor of Kilauea Caldera

Floor of Kilauea Caldera

July 06 eruption activity

Recent eruption activity in park