Sunday, September 18, 2005
Volcano exhibit will open in November
On Wednesday designers and engineers tested a prototype volcano at Bishop Museum.
It's part of the upcoming "Pu'u O'o" volcanic vent exhibit.
The $645,000 volcano includes active eruptions, gusts of hot air and lava plumes.
It's about 40-feet in diameter at the base, and reaches 26-feet high.
The volcano will erupt several times a day, and visitors will actually be able to experience what it's like to crawl through volcanic caves. It's scheduled to open on November 19th.