Experience the Heartbeat of a Volcanic Landscape

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

Lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater on June 13, 2017

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Video of the lava lake activity in Halema‘uma‘u Crater on June 13, 2017. This is a zoomed video from the observation deck at Jaggar Museum, which is about a mile from the eruption site. For the best quality, click on the HD button (available when video is playing) and select Broadband (HD).

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2017 Cultural Festival & BioBlitz

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There are two campgrounds in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park


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