Jaggar Museum

Jaggar Museum
The Jaggar Museum is named after Dr. Thomas Augustus Jaggar of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The museum is the fulfillment of a dream of Dr. Jaggar, a scientist who adopted the Kīlauea region as his home in 1912 and devoted his life to the study of volcanoes. As early as 1916, he proposed creating a museum to help visitors understand how volcanoes work.
The Jaggar Museum can be found within the famed Volcanoes National Park and contains a wealth of information about volcanoes and lava. Some of the most interesting exhibits including the different formations of lava, with actual samples showing clearly showing their unique structures. Photographs and diagrams also clearly illustrate past volcanic activity on Hawaii's Big Island, with both a tiltometer and a seismograph being on display, two essential items used to monitor volcanic activities and movements.

Jaggar Museum
Address: Crater Rim Drive, Volcanoes National Park, The Big Island, HI-96785, Hawaii (HI), USA, US
Tel: +1 808 985 6000

Open: daily - 08:30 to 17:00
Admission: entrance to the Volcanoes National Park, charge per car