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
What is the Junior Ranger Program?
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.
Lunar Ranger Booklet
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve 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 or download a copy before you land and earn your official Lunar Ranger Mission Patch by completing the required activities. Follow in the footsteps of the astronauts by learning more about your backyard before reaching for the stars!
Become a Geo-Ranger! Download a copy of the Geo-Ranger Manual (pdf) here, complete the activities and mail, or e-mail, the completed booklet back to Craters of the Moon. Upon completion, you will receive a free Craters of the Moon sticker from the other Rangers at Craters of the Moon.
Junior Ranger Walks and Talks
Every Kid in a Park
The Every Kid in a Park initiative is aimed at providing an opportunity for each fourth grade student across the country to experience federal lands and water in person throughout the 2016-17 school year. Students can earn a voucher by completing an on-line activity at the Every Kid in a Park website . The voucher can be exchanged for a plastic pass at park entrance stations. The Every Kid in a Park Pass gives students access to public lands and water free of charge until August 31, 2017.
Last updated: March 6, 2017