Contact: visitor center staff, 208-527-1335
Join us for nice temperatures, sparse crowds, a Fun Run and opportunities to view Craters of the Moon….and beyond!
Enjoy a patio talk, a walk through a lava tube cave or an evening activity. Daily Ranger guided walks, talks and evening activities are being offered nightly through September 21. Daily Ranger guided walks and talks are being offered through October 19.For a complete listing visit our website: http://www.nps.gov/crmo/planyourvisit/events.htm
September 7, 13, 14, 21 and 27 - Astronomy Presentations and Viewing: 8:30p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Some of the last dark skies in the country can be found in national parks, like Craters of the Moon, and the National Park Service is proud to share the beauty and wonder of the night sky. Join us for special astronomy presentations offered in the campground amphitheater followed by star gazing opportunities with our "Dark Ranger."
September 13-14 - Star Party: Begins at sunset
Experience the universe under the naturally dark skies of Craters of the Moon. Telescopes and expert viewing advice will be provided by members of the Idaho Falls Astronomical Society. Meet in the Caves Area parking lot and dress warmly.
September28 - National Public Lands Day: Free admission
September 28 - Run the Rift Fun Run: 8:00 am
Did You Know?
Watch out for bombs! Before they cooled, volcanic bombs were hot globs of lava that were hurled from volcanoes along the Great Rift. They form a variety of interesting shapes described as "breadcrust", "spindle" and "ribbons" by geologists.