For Kids

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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

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.
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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 Rangers

Junior Ranger Walks and Talks

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. You can find details on when and where to meet here.

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 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.

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

Visit WebRangers to design your own ranger station, explore parks, and collect virtual junior ranger badges!

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

Last updated: January 11, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Arco, ID 83213


(208) 527-1300

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