• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

September Events

Star Party

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News Release Date: August 22, 2013
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!

Ranger Guided Activities:

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

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by visiting Idaho`s first National Monument. All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived to encourage visitation.

September 28 - Run the Rift Fun Run: 8:00 am
Take part in our first-ever Fun Run sponsored by the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association. This family-friendly event offers a 5k and a 10kcategory for all ages and abilities. Registration fees support the association's assistance with park educational programs.
Register on-line at:


Did You Know?

symbols of the BLM and NPS

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...