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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.

Craters of the Moon Jr. Ranger Badge

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.

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Become a Virtual Junior Ranger!

Earn your badge and take the Junior Ranger Pledge!

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Lunar Rangers

Craters of the Moon is the only place in the universe you can become a Lunar Ranger! Pick up a free copy of our Lunar Ranger booklet during your visit and earn your official Lunar Ranger Badge by completing the required activities. Follow in the footsteps of the astronauts by learning more about your backyard before reaching for the stars!


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).

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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.

Every Kid in a Park paper pass
Fourth-graders and their families can visit over 2,000 federal lands for free with this pass.

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 on-line activity at the Every Kid Outdoors Park 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.

National Park Service Resource Stewardship Patches

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

Find out how Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can earn a Resource Stewardship Patch and become a Scout Ranger.

Links for Kids

Have fun while you explore and learn about other national parks by visiting the National Park Service kids page.

Last updated: September 14, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
1266 Craters Loop Road
P.O. Box 29

Arco , ID 83213


208 527-1300

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