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    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

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  • Summer Walks and Talks

    Friday, July 18, 2014

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  • Wild Saturdays

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

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  • Summer Walks and Talks

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

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    Sunday, July 20, 2014

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    Monday, July 21, 2014

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    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    Thursday, July 24, 2014

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  • Summer Walks and Talks

    Friday, July 25, 2014

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  • Wild Saturdays

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

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  • Summer Walks and Talks

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

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    Sunday, July 27, 2014

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    Friday, August 1, 2014

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Daily Events

Films
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.

Lunar Rangers
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.

Did You Know?

President Calvin Coolidge

"a weird and scenic landscape peculiar to itself" is how President Calvin Coolidge described Craters of the Moon when he established this National Monument in 1924. Craters of the Moon is perhaps the only officially "weird" park in the National Park System. More...