Summer Daily Events
A Trip to the Moon (25 min.) and Among the Craters of the Moon (17 min.) shown on the hour and 1/2 hour respectively, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the visitor center theater.
Pressed for time?...View our 7 minute introductory film in the museum.
Hey Kids!...Complete our Junior Ranger booklet and earn a badge!
Patio Talks: Visitor Center
Daily at 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (15 min.)
Enjoy a short presentation in a shady spot on the visitor center plaza. Check at the visitor center for topics.
Cave Walks: Caves Area trailhead
Daily at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; also at 9:00 a.m. Fri.-Sun. ( 1½ hours, 1 mile)
Follow the trail through seas of ropy lava into the strange underground world of a lava tube. Wear sturdy close-toed shoes, bring a flashlight, water and a cave permit but leave equipment used in other caves in your car.
Broken Top Hike: Broken Top Loop Trailhead/Tree Molds lot
Mon. - Thurs. at 9:00 a.m. (2 hours, 1.8 miles)
Hike over, under and around a volcano on this fascinating hike. Bring sturdy shoes, water, a flashlight and a cave permit for exploring Buffalo Caves but leave equipment used in other caves in your car.
Evening Stroll: Campround amphitheater
Nightly at 7:00 p.m. (30 min., .25 mile)
Take a short hike to a panoramic view of the North Crater Cinder Cone and the lava landscape that surrounds it.
Junior Rangers: Campround amphitheater
Nightly at 8:00 p.m. (30 min.)
Learn to be a Ranger! Fun activities for kids ages 6-12. Parents are welcome too.
Evening Program: Campround amphitheater
Nightly at 9:30 p.m.; 9:00 p.m. in August and 8:30 p.m. in September (45 min.)
Rangers present different presentations each night on the natural and cultural history of the park. Check at the visitor center for topics. Bring a jacket and carry a flashlight for the walk back to your campsite.