• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

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  • Summer Walks and Talks

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Choose from a variety of Ranger guided events during your summer visit to the park More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • Astronomy Presentations and Viewing

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    View the cosmos from Craters of the Moon More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • Astronomy Presentations and Viewing

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    View the cosmos from Craters of the Moon More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • Astronomy Presentations and Viewing

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    View the cosmos from Craters of the Moon More

  • September Walks and Talks

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for an evening activity in the campground. More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Astronomy Presentations and Viewing

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    View the cosmos from Craters of the Moon More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Star Party

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    View the stars from the Moon... More

  • Astronomy Presentations and Viewing

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    View the cosmos from Craters of the Moon More

  • Fee Free Day

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    There are 9 days fee free days to visit your national parks in 2014 More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Star Party

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    View the stars from the Moon... More

  • Run the Rift Fun Run/Walk

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Run, or walk, for wilderness More

  • A Song for Wilderness Puppet Show

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Puppet show presented by the Idaho Puppet Theatre. More

  • Wilderness Exhibit Dedication

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Celebrate Wilderness and National Public Lands Day by helping to dedicate our new Wilderness signs. More

  • Wilderness Film Festival

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Enjoy short films about wilderness at this mini-festival. More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

  • Fall Ranger Guided Activities

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Join us for a short talk or a hike through a lava tube cave More

 
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Summer 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?

Alan Shepard on the moon

In 1969 Apollo astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Joe Engle and Eugene Cernan visited Craters of the Moon. They explored the lava landscape in order to learn the basics of volcanic geology in preparation for future trips to the moon. More...