Jaggar Museum, Volcano

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Address: Hawaii 96718, United States, Volcano

Phone: +1-8089856000

Ticket Price: 8 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=23520638

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About Jaggar Museum, Volcano

Jaggar Museum is a definite site to visit when going to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In the year 1908, a lot of people were killed in an earthquake in Italy. That is when Thomas Jaggar decided that this is the time that something should be done about the research on seismic and volcanic activity. The rest as they say is history. With funding found in a year, today this museum stands with its head held high and gives an amazing panoramic view of the Kilauea volcano. The museum was also largely renovated in the year 2008. Today it is a great attraction to find out about the history of the two most major volcanic eruptions.

Jaggar Museum Ticket Prices

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park : (Private Vehicle) USD 15.00
  • Admits one private non-commercial vehicle (capacity 15 or less) and all of its passengers. Valid for 7 days. Organized non-profit groups, (service organizations, scouts, church groups, college/school clubs) are not eligible.
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park : (Motorcycle) USD 10.00
  • Per motorcycle : Valid for 7 days
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park : (Bicycle) USD 8.00
  • Per bicycle : Valid for 7 days
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park : (Individual) USD 8.00
  • Per walk-in pedestrian : Valid for 7 days
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park : (Groups) USD 8.00

Jaggar Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • For more information please refer to the official website.

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Jaggar Museum, Volcano Reviews

  • Definitely go at night it is amazing to see the lava light up the sky. We were there on a rainy day in January and it was rather cold (60f) so unfortunately we didn't hike as much as I would have preferred if I would have packed warmer clothes in the car that day. The museum itself is definitely worth taking a look at it give some great information about the history of the area as well as the geology. Really cool samples as well with good signs labeling what type of igneous rock and why they are different.

  • nice museum with lot of helpful rangers. its open late in night until 8pm. there are two viewing points for the crater. if you are lucky to be presented with a clear day you will enjoy a great view, but accept the fact that most days its going to be cloudy and foggy. ample parking space but it gets full after dark for people who come up to watch the night view. the seismograph is a big hit with kids and adults alike

  • The museum has tons of great info, and every few hours (I think it was 1:30 & 3:30 ) a ranger does a little talk and has tons of cool info and pictures. The views at the museum of the caldera are awesome as well. Definitely recommend checking it out.

  • This is a kind of iconic place where One needs to be in to see the crater. It has nice diagrams to explain the height of crater (how much it’s above sea level and below sea level), lava flow history etc. The parking area is ample and as it’s the last drivable area for now, easily identifiable.

  • Nice collection of lava samples. Great place to view the active crater, especially at night when you can see the glow from the magma. Bring warm clothing if you're going at night as it can get very cold. The parking lot can get very full at night so plan accordingly.

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