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    During the week of the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, travel on the Mauna Loa Strip Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be restricted to hiking, biking and official motor vehicle traffic only. More »

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 - College Malama ʻAina - Stewardship Kīlauea Visitor Center
Grades 5 - College Amazing Lava Products Mauna Ulu parking area
Grades 5 - College How Devastating Can it Be ? Devastation trailhead
Grades 6 - College Cultural Uses of Native Plants Kīpukapuaulu trailhead
Grades 6 - College Navigating Through Time Kīlauea Visitor Center

Request a program at least three months ahead by submitting a Program Request Form.
An Educational Fee Waiver is also required three weeks prior to your visit.


Did You Know?

Green Sea Turtle resting on a beach.

The endangered Honu (Green Sea Turtle) are frequently seen in shallow waters and basking in the sun on beaches. They return to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to lay their nests, over 700 miles away.