Ranger-led programs enrich your knowledge of park resources and Hawaiian culture.
The ranger programs for the day are posted in the Kīlauea Visitor Center, Jaggar Museum and Volcano House each morning by 9:15 a.m.
These free programs may be short presentations in the visitor center auditorium, or a map presentation at the relief map located outside the visitor center on the lanai. Walks may be wheelchair accessible, beginning at the Visitor Center and ending with a spectacular view of Kīlauea's caldera or longer hikes to see lava trees, Hawaiian petroglyphs, lava tubes, or traverse craters.
In addition, once a month, a ranger-led hike is offered in the Park's new Kahuku Unit (located off Hwy 11 between mile marker 70 and 71). See the Schedule of Events for upcoming hikes at this remote location.
The following hikes are generally offered on a daily basis:
After Dark in the Park programs are offered on Tuesday evenings, 1 or more times a month. Guest speakers offer presentations on a wide range of topics of interest including geology, biology, and Hawaiian culture and history. The public is invited to attend these programs.
Junior Ranger Program