Kilauea Visitor Center

 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The Kilauea Visitor Center inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was last remodeled in 2005 with the help of Hawaiian elders and scientists.  Kīlauea Visitor Center is today the number one visitor center attraction on the island of Hawai`i, and the #2 attraction in the State of Hawaii, next to Pearl Harbor.

Located near the park entrance, the center is typically the first stop for the 2.6 million people who visit Kīlauea Volcano. The park revamped the center to give the public a better overview of the park's environmental, historical, and cultural features.

The visitor center's interior was renovated and all new exhibits installed. Professionally fabricated on the mainland, the exhibits' design and content reflect consultations with Hawaiians and the islands' leading biologists, ornithologists, entomologists, botanists, and volcanologists.

There are exhibits on island formation; the arrival of life by wing, wind, and wave; ecosystems from sea to summit; the sights and sounds of the rain forest; invasive species; and those who make a difference in resource protection. Interwoven throughout are the mana`o (wisdom) and mo`olelo (stories) of Hawai`i's indigenous people.