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

One chaperone for every ten students is required. Chaperones must provide for the safety of students in their care.

Groups over 70 may arrange for a ranger orientation and movie at the Kīlauea Visitor Center


Contact information - Telephone: 808-985-6020 - Fax: 808-985-6021 - Email


Request a program at least six weeks ahead by submitting a
Program Request Form
(pdf 50KB)

An Educational Fee Waiver is also required two weeks prior to your visit


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 Our Friends in the Forest 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:
Fourth Grade The Ever-Changing Landscape Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube)
Grades 5 - 12 Malama ʻAina - Stewardship Kīlauea Visitor Center
Grades 5 - 12 Amazing Lava Products Mauna Ulu parking area
Grades 6 - 12 How Devastating Can it Be ? Devastation trailhead
Grades 6 - 12 Cultural Uses of Native Plants Kīpukapuaulu trailhead
Grades 6 - 12 Navigating Through Time Kīlauea Visitor Center
  • Prepare Ahead: Weather in the park is unpredictable. Come prepared with rain gear, sturdy walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, and warm clothing for each person in your group.
  • Location: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is located on Highway 11, 28 miles south of Hilo which is a 45 minute drive.
  • Health Hazards: Visitors with asthma, heart, or lung conditions should be aware that there may be high levels of volcanic sulfur fumes at times in the park which may aggravate or induce severe medical conditions.

Because of the dynamic nature of the volcanoes in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (e.g. eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami and fires etc.), programs may be cancelled without notice.

We look forward to your visit!

Last updated: February 23, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718


(808) 985-6000

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