RESERVATIONS

EVENTS

Open Mic Night: 1st Wednesdays of the Month 6pm-10pm at the Lava Lounge

TOURS 

At KMC and the park, there is a surprising array of amenities, services, and activities. You can have a fulfilling vacation without leaving the park. For those of you who do, our tours cover the many wonders of the Big Island.

Advance reservations recommended due to limited seating; please call (808) 967-8333.

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Lava Viewing Tour.

“Most Saturdays” 1:30 pm – 9:30pm

“Leave the driving to us. We’ll drop you off at the lava viewing area, then it’s off you go. The hike is approximately 90 minutes, one way, to the lava. We advise you to bring water, bring a flashlight, wear appropriate shoes, and bring snacks, as there will be no place to eat when you return back to KMC .

The return trip is topped off by seeing the glow at Halemaumau Crater. Tour is subject to lava conditions.”

Price: $50.00 per person

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017.

ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS

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Stewardship at the Summit.

Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, raingear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided.

No advance registration is required, and there is no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply.

Visit the park website for additional planning details: https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm<https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm> .

WhenNov. 3, 11 (fee-free Veterans Day), 18, and 25 at 8:45 a.m.
Where: Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. on any of the above dates.

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Kāhili Pa‘a Lima Demonstration.

Come and create your own small kāhili pa‘a lima, a hand-held kāhili. Kāhili are a form of Hawaiian featherwork that traditionally acknowledged a person’s status and genealogy, and offered spiritual protection. They are also beautiful examples of Hawaiian art. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops.

Free.

When: Wed., Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

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Save the Date: Kīlauea Military Camp Detainment Event.

Join National Park Service archeologists, rangers and educators to learn about the experiences of Japanese-American citizens who were detained during World War II at Kīlauea Military Camp. While the story of the 1942 mass round-up, eviction and imprisonment of Japanese Americans on the mainland is well documented, little is known about the Hawai‘i detainees and their unique experience. Guided tours of the former detention camp, talk-story sessions with archeologists and the granddaughter of a detainee, plus interpretive photography and displays, are planned. More details about this half-day event will soon be shared with the public.

When: Wed., Nov. 22
Where: Kīlauea Military Camp

DECEMBER 2017 EVENTS

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Stewardship at the Summit.

Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, raingear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration is required, and there is no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Visit the park website for additional planning details: https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm<https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm> .

When: Dec. 1, 7, 15, 23, and 30 at 8:45 a.m.

Where: Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. on any of the above dates.

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Cascade Volcanoes Beneath a Solar Eclipse.

Learn about the volcanoes of the Cascade Range in Washington and Oregon, how often they erupt, and why their eruptions can be more dangerous than eruptions in Hawai‘i. Park Rangers Michael Newman and Jay Robinson visited these majestic mountains during the total solar eclipse and found adventures around every corner. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ After Dark in the Park series.

Free.
When: Tues., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

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Pacific Islands as Models for Culture, Agriculture and Sustainability.

Peter Vitousek, Ph.D. looks to Hawai‘i and other Polynesian islands as models for living more sustainably. He will share his discoveries on how the innovative agricultural systems of pre-contact Hawai‘i connect to Pacific societies in the past, present and future. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ After Dark in the Park series.

Free.
When: Tues., Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

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Lā‘au Lapa‘au.

Hawaiian herbal medicine practitioner Ka‘ohu Monfort demonstrates the power of local plants to nourish and heal. See and touch a variety of traditional medicinal plants, including kukui, noni, kī, ‘ōlena, and more. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops.

Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

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Ken Makuakāne Performs.

Enjoy the melodies of award-winning musical article, Ken Makuakāne. His accolades include 15 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award, and six Big Island Music Awards. A prolific songwriter, Ken’s compositions have been recorded by many artists including the Brothers Cazimero, Nā Leo Pilimehana, and many more.  Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations.

Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

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Pulumi Nī‘au Demonstration.

The pulumi nī‘au (coconut broom) is a tool widely used in the Pacific. The coconut tree has myriad uses and is considered a “tree of life” by many cultures. In Hawai‘i, the importance of the coconut can be seen in the legend of Niuolahiki, whose name means “coconut of long life.”  Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops.

Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai