Operating Hours & Seasons
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is open 24 hours a day year-round, including ALL holidays. The Kīlauea Visitor Center is located on Crater Rim Drive off of Highway 11 between the 28 and 29 mile marker south of Hilo.
The Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit is located on Hwy 11, between mile markers 70 and 71 miles south of Hilo. The Kahuku Unit is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kahuku is closed on the first Saturday of each month, week days and federal holidays.
"Born of Fire... Born of the Sea" is the featured 25 minute film that is shown in the Kīlauea Visitor Center on the hour throughout the day, starting at 9:00 a.m. with the last film shown at 4:00 p.m..
The Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association operates the park's two bookstores. Product sales benefit park programs. Hours of operation: Kīlauea Visitor Center 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Jaggar Museum 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. ph# (808) 985-6051.
Volcano Art Center Gallery, located adjacent to the Kīlauea Visitor Center, is open from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Did You Know?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).