The museum and archive collection at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park consists of over 31,000 objects under the general classifications of archeology, ethnology, history, biology, paleontology, and geology and 1,350 linear feet of records that include documents and audio-visual material. The purpose of the museum and archive collection is to preserve the cultural, natural, and administrative activity of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.


Collection Highlights


Contact Information and Access

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park staff and the public may conduct research by appointment. Appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am-2:30pm. To request an appointment please fill out a Research Interview form and email it to or call 808-985-6321. If you cannot fill out and save the Research Interview form please include the information requested on the form in the body of your email. Allow a week for a return response.

We do not conduct research via email or phone. All research must be done in person by the researcher.


Additional Access and Reproduction Information


Access Policy (pdf-72KB)


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