Are you and your family stuck at home and longing for travel and adventure? This is a great time to plan that dream vacation, and make future travel plans. The National Parks are amazing places to visit that will create life long memories for your whole family. If your kids love learning about volcanoes, and tropical islands they will enjoy these free resources for discovering Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is an active volcanic park that is a protective home to some of the most unique landscapes in the world. The park contains amazing desert regions created from unusual lava formations as well as grassy meadows. It has a tree fern rain forest full of native trees and tropical birds. There are also mongooses, goats and pigs.
This national park is located along the southeastern shore on the island of Hawaii. It covers over 500 miles, from sea level to 13,677 feet elevation. It is home to two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Learn more about the world’s most active shield volcano, Kilauea from Brittanica. Find out more about Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano.
Fun Facts about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park:
- The park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.
- It is home to Mauna Loa and Kilauea.
- Mauna Loa is the earth’s largest volcano and is bigger than Mount Everest. It’s bottom is 3 miles below the surface of the ocean.
- Kilauea is the youngest and most active volcano. In 2018 it erupted for a month straight. It destroyed hundreds of homes and damaged part of the park.
- It gets 100 inches of rain per year.
- You can watch lava pouring into the ocean from this park.
FREE Resources for Discovering Hawaii Volcanoes National Park:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has some amazing resources for learning about the park without even visiting it:
Find out what’s going on with the active volcanoes in the park with educational videos and current conditions.
Nature – learn about the different plants and wildlife of the park. There are beautiful photographs and facts for each plant and animal listed.
History and Culture – learn about the people, places and stories from the island.
View the webcams of the volcanoes and summit cams located throughout the park.
Websites about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Virtual Tours:
Traveling to Hawaii can be expensive, and something you may always dream of doing, but never get the chance to. That’s why I love virtual tours. They can give you and your children the opportunity to explore somewhere they may never get the chance to visit.
Take a video tour through the Nahuku Lava Tube of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Google Arts and Culture.