Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
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Learning about Kilauea
For those seeking an education about the Hawaiian volcanoes, the Volcanoes National Park Visitors Center and Jaggar Museum have helpful staff and interesting visuals and maps. Visitors can see before and after photos, see maps of volcanic activity under the Big Island, talk with park rangers, and understand more about Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire who is said to reside inside Kilauea. Anyone can become a amateur geologist by learning about the different types of volcanic rocks that form or fly from the crater. Most importantly, these centers will help tourists determine what areas of at the park are closed due to volcanic activity or high fumes.
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