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. Read More
Experience the Heartbeat of a Volcanic Landscape
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Video of the lava lake activity in Halema‘uma‘u Crater on April 15, 2018. This is a zoomed video from the observation deck at Jaggar Museum, which is about a mile from the eruption site. Video by Volunteer Ranger Janice Wei
National Park Week Events
Special free events are offered during National Park Week, April 21 - April 29, 2018, and April 21 is a FEE FREE day!
Photos & Multimedia
Informative and educational videos and photographs with the option to view on-line or download for off-line use
Interested in volunteering at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park? See if becoming a VIP (Volunteer in Parks) is right for you.
Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death or ROD
Please help prevent the spread of this terrible disease
Last updated: April 19, 2018