• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

For Kids

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CRATERS OF THE MOON IS AN
OUT OF THIS WORLD PLACE TO BE A KID!

Where else can you climb a volcano and explore a lava tube cave all in an afternoon? We invite you to visit the moon by participating in these activities both here and at home:

Junior Rangers

Become a Ranger and help take care of your park! There are several ways to participate in our Junior Ranger program:

 

Geo-Rangers On-line

Become a Geo-Ranger! Download a copy of the Geo-Ranger Manual (pdf) here, complete the activities and mail, or e-mail, the completed booklet back to Craters of the Moon. Upon completion, you will receive a free Craters of the Moon sticker from the other Rangers at Craters of the Moon.

 

Lunar Ranger Booklet

Explore Craters of the Moon, the moon...and beyond! Pick up a free copy of the Lunar Ranger program booklet at the visitor center and earn a Lunar Ranger mission patch by completing the fun activities. Follow in the footsteps of the astronauts by learning more about your backyard before reaching for the stars!

 

Junior Ranger Evening Program

Learn to be a Ranger by doing stuff that Rangers do to help take care of the park. Earn a Junior Ranger badge. For kids of all ages.
Meet at campground amphitheater. Click here for the latest schedule.

 
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Wilderness Explorer Junior Ranger

Go wild, explore the Craters Wilderness and earn your Wilderness Explorer patch! Pick up a booklet at the visitor center or print a copy before you leave home by clicking on the link above.

 
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CRATERS ROCKS!

Did You Know?

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The National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management cooperatively manage Craters of the Moon. Each agency has primary jurisdiction over specific areas of the greater Monument and Preserve. More...