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Hot Wax Volcano

The Hot Wax Volcano exhibit enables visitors to create many features of a shield volcano from hot wax. Turning a handwheel clockwise pushes molten wax out of a hole in a large circular flat steel plate. Wax then flows over the surface to create an additive volcano-like structure. Using various combinations of pumping and waiting, qualities of real flowing lava are easily achieved.


Exhibit concept designs provided by Gyroscope Inc.


Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA

Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI

Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

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