Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

Great place to learn more about volcanology and geology.

The Thomas A. Jaggar Museum is located near The Kīlauea Visitor Center in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This museum is named after Thomas Augustus Jaggar, the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The exhibits here are mostly about volcanology and geology. Outside the museum, visitors can see a breath taking panoramic view of Kīlauea Caldera. There is also a gift shop in the museum where visitors can buy books on volcanology, geology and other subjects, DVDs, clothing, and other specialty items.

This museum is open daily from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Admission fee is $8 per individual and the parking fee is $15 for private vehicles which have a capacity of 15 passengers or less. Persons who are 15 years old and below don’t have to pay an admission fee. The museum is subject to closure depending on the volcanic activity in the area.

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96718 Hawaii County US
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Everyday: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm