Experience the Heartbeat of a Volcanic Landscape

Volcanoes are monuments to Earth's origin, evidence that its primordial forces are still at work. During a volcanic eruption, we are reminded that our planet is an ever-changing environment whose basic processes are beyond human control. As much as we have altered the face of the Earth to suit our needs, we can only stand in awe before the power of an eruption.

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Features

Early morning glow from Halema‘uma‘u Crater

What's Going on With the Volcano?

Updates on current conditions.

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Children watching hula

Save the Dates: May 15-16, 2015

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz and Biodiversity & 35th Annual Cultural Festival.

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Keiki documenting at BioBlitz practice

Seeking BioBlitz Volunteers

Hawai‘i Volcanoes NP & National Geographic Seeking Volunteers for May 2015 BioBlitz. There are tons of volunteer opportunities.

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Take the Crater Rim Drive Virtual Tour

Take the Crater Rim Drive Tour

Visiting the park by car is easy to do. Take this stop by stop web tour of Crater Rim Drive.

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Day Hikes

Day Hikes

Enjoy one of our many hiking trails that range from easy to moderate to challenging, from rain forest to sulphur banks to black lava fields.

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Current Weather & Air Quality

Current Weather & Air Quality

Normal trade wind weather patterns blow volcanic gasses away from the park resulting in good air quality. Check here for current conditions.

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Things To Do

Things To Do

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is a fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity, and Hawaiian culture, past and present.

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History and Culture

History and Culture

Superb voyagers, Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands migrated to Hawai`i over 1,600 years ago.

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Nature and Science

Nature and Science

Created to preserve the natural setting of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, the park is also a refuge for the islands native plants and animals.

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