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Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Located at next left turn after leaving Kilauea Overlook on Chain of Craters Road
 
 

Jaggar Museum

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA

This is a museum about volcanology featuring equipment used by scientists studying the volcano as well as a working seismograph.

 
 
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA

 
 
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA
Pele, the Goddess of Volcanoes

Painting by Herb Kane

 
 
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
On the left is a piece of olivine, part of the cinder cone that eroded to
create a green sand beach.
On the right is black lava, which forms a black sand beach.
Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA

 
 
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Lava can take many different forms during an eruption. To the left is Pele's Hair, fromed when strands of lava are ejected into the air. On the right are Pele's Tears that are airborne droplets of lava that fuse into a shiny, black
tear drop shape. Often they are found on the end of a Pele Hair strand.
Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA

 
 

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA
Most lava is grouped into two different types- on the left is Pahoehoe, the smoother type and to the left is A`a, much more jagged and sharp.



 
 

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA

There are many interesting and educational displays for all ages.

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA



Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA

The Island of Hawaii is composed of five vast volcanic mountains.
At the museum, You'll be able to touch this 3-D map and get a sense of the size of our volcanoes.

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

This diagram shows the relative size of Mauna Loa compared to Mt. Fuji and Mt. St. Helens. When measured from its sea floor base, Mauna Loa is an astounding 56,000 high- 25,000 feet taller than the combined height of Mt. Everest and Mt. Fuji.

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

Mahalos to Denise Gastelum of Riverside, CA
Another painting of Pele by renowned artist Herb Kane.

 
 

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