• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Educational Programs for Schools

School Programs

Programs are designed to be ranger or teacher led.

Ranger-led programs are offered
on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY and begin at 9:30 a.m.

Minimum group size is 15 students
Maximum group size is 60 students
Maximum 10 adults
Groups over 70 may arrange for a ranger orientation and movie at the Kīlauea Visitor Center


45 minute program: Meet the park ranger at:
Preschool See, Touch, and Hear Kīlauea Visitor Center

1 hour programs: Start this program at:
Kindergarten Secrets of the ʻApapane Kīlauea Visitor Center
First Grade Forest Friends Kīlauea Visitor Center

1 1/2 hour programs: Start this program at:
Second Grade Our Volcano Island Jaggar Museum
Third Grade Survival of the Fittest Kīlauea ʻIki Overlook
Fourth Grade Wahi Kapu o Pele Kīlauea Visitor Center

2 to 2 1/2 hour multigrade programs: Start this program at:
Grades 5 - 12 Malama ʻAina - Stewardship Kīlauea Visitor Center
Grades 5 - 12 Amazing Lava Products Mauna Ulu parking area
Grades 6 - 12 How Devastating Can it Be ? Devastation trailhead
Grades 6 - 12 Cultural Uses of Native Plants Kīpukapuaulu trailhead
Grades 6 - 12 Navigating Through Time Kīlauea Visitor Center

Request a program at least three months ahead by submitting a
Program Request Form (pdf-120KB)

An Educational Fee Waiver is also required three weeks prior to your visit


Did You Know?

The Kamehameha Butterfly is orange and black, with white spots.

Only two butterflies found in Hawai`i are native. The Kamehameha Butterfly (Vanessa tameamea) is Hawai`i's state insect, brightly colored, and larger than the Blackburn's blue (Udara blackburni).