Daily Lava Show2018-03-27T15:10:47+00:00

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Experience a volcano up close and personal with our daily lava shows! Free with admission.

– 12pm and 2:30pm shows –

Lava Pour Demo

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO lava pours due to furnace maintenance until further notice. Mahalo for your understanding!

Basalt cinder rock is melted in a brass furnace for about two hours at around 2500 degrees Fahrenheit and once it’s in its molten liquid state, it is poured out as lava. The lava cools quickly and forms volcanic glass that shatters with the strain of the quick cooling. The audience is also presented with samples of various types of basalt lava including the most common types of lava flows that occur in Hawaii and some of the more unusual formations of lava found in near Hawaiian volcanoes.

25 min – Science Adventure Center Hot Spot Theater

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