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Jagger Museum, Volcano

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Jagger Museum offers sheltered viewing of a volcanic crater. Visit the outdoor terrace to get an even closer look inside the volcano. One of the busiest spots on the Crater Rim Drive Tour, the museum features seismographs that track volcanic activity so you'll know if an eruption is coming with plenty of time to evacuate. See suits worn by volcanologists who got a little too close to lava flows. When you park, look out for the nene, Hawaii's official bird. The geese wander the parking lot looking for snacks. See Jagger Museum and all Volcano has to offer by arranging your trip with our Volcano holiday builder app .
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  • So many memories... Will cherish this spot forever, building was compromised during the 60,000+ earthquakes that occurred right below the building  more »
  • Even though we live nearby, Jaguar museum was always a great source of information for us and our visitors. Due last summer’s eruption, the museum and overlook are closed.  more »
  • Have traveled to the volcano many times over the years and enjoyed this most interesting museum and collection of information about Kilauea but since the recent eruption activity, please note that...  more »
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  • Wait until after sunset to see the glow from the caldera.
  • Wonderful place. We could see live volcanoes beside this museum. We could gather knowledge about the local people & history of volcanoes eruption here. The Polynesians tribes history was there. We could see lot of books too there & those were available for sale. The scientists studying about volcanoes, tools were kept there to look at.
  • It’s the best place to view the Kilauea Volcano's Crater. On regular day, you cannot expect to see any lava. There are only smoke coming out of the crater or it could be nothing. It could be crowded as everyone would come here to take a picture. Whatever, it’s totally worth the effort to come here.
  • Incredible place to see the crater! I highly suggest to go in the night when the lights of the lava reflect on the smoke/clouds/walls and everything is painted red!
  • Took this as a tour guide. Wonderful pictures of scene lava and the crater. Museum was very informational but small. Expect crowds. This trip was done about 2 months ago prior to the eruption
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