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 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!
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 waters in person. 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 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: December 19, 2019