Kilauea Visitor Center
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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.