Craters of the Moon is an out of this world place for kids and families! Where else can you climb a volcano and explore a lava tube cave all in an afternoon? There are several ways you can explore the moon and learn how you can help protect America's National Parks both at Craters of the Moon and from home.
Become a Junior Ranger
The National Park Service Junior Ranger program is an activity-based program conducted in national parks across the country. Many national parks offer young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service "family" as Junior Rangers.
Be a Spaceflight Explorer (online activity)
Learn about how national parks, like Craters of the Moon, are important for learning about our world and beyond... Download the activity guide, complete the activities, and earn your Spaceflight Explorer badge (included in activity guide).
Junior Ranger Activities
Learn more about what rangers do to help take care of the park and how you can help. Kids earn their Junior Ranger badge by particpating. View the park calendar for a schedule of current events.
Every Kid Outdoors
The Every Kid Outdoors initiative is aimed at providing an opportunity for each fourth grade student across the country to experience federal lands and waters in person. Students can earn a voucher by completing an online activity at the Every Kid Outdoors website. The voucher can be exchanged for a plastic pass at park entrance stations. The Every Kid Outdoors Pass gives students access to public lands and waters free of charge.
Links for Kids
Have fun while you explore and learn about other national parks by visiting the National Park Service kids page.
Last updated: April 15, 2023