Multimedia Presentations

Apps

Like having a Ranger in your pocket, our free apps help you understand the geology and identify wildflowers in the park.

 
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Craters Rocks!

Explore the geology of Craters of the Moon with this guided tour of the main trails along the Loop Road. The app includes trail maps, photos, and descriptions of important features that are visible throughout this volcanic wonderland. Available for both Apple and Android devices.
 
Wildflower app

Wildflowers

Find details on the large variety of wildflowers and other plants found at Craters of the Moon National Monument. This is the official wildflower app of the monument. Download our free flower identification app available for both Apple and Android devices.

 

Videos

 
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Duration:
21 minutes, 33 seconds

An inspiring introduction to the other-worldly landscape of Craters of the Moon.

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 13 seconds

Explore the volcanic origins of Craters of the Moon with active volcanic footage from Hawaiian eruptive events.

 
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Duration:
6 minutes, 19 seconds

Learn about the diversity and threats to bats at Craters of the Moon.

 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 44 seconds

An isolated population of pikas lives on the lava at Craters of the Moon. Scientists are monitoring them closely to determine how they will fare in a changing climate.

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 20 seconds

Astronauts revisit Craters of the Moon and reminisce about their visit here prior to their lunar excursions.

 
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Duration:
6 minutes, 24 seconds

Learn about sustainability efforts at Craters of the Moon.

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 9 seconds

The pika population is being studied all over North America. Climate change related population changes may be an indicator of looming problems for other species. Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds

 

Snowshoeing at Craters of the Moon (Southern Idaho TravelCast)
The black lava is covered with a blanket of white in winter providing a great route for snowshoe and cross-country ski adventures.
Duration: 3 minutes, 54 seconds

SnowSchool (Be Outside Idaho)
Fourth grade students strap on snowshoes to learn how nature over-winters at Craters of the Moon.
Duration: 1 minute, 44 seconds

Star Party (Be Outside Idaho)
A group of star hunters introduce kids of all ages to the universe around them.
Duration: 1 minute, 50 seconds

Space Walk at Craters (Outside Science - Inside Parks)
A group of star hunters introduce kids of all ages to the universe around them.
Duration: 4 minute, 54 seconds

 

Geological Animations

Developed by BLM staff and the University of California at Santa Barbara

Eruptive Periods along the Great Rift
Shows the evolution of the Craters of the Moon lava fields over the last 15,000 years.

Great Rift
Shows a close-up view of the Great Rift and possible mechanisms by which features visible today on the surface were created.

Tree Molds
Illustration of the process by which the imprint of charred trunks remains after contact with lava.

Rafted Blocks
Shows the transport of large chunks of a cinder cone by lava flows.

Last updated: November 27, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Arco, ID 83213

Phone:

(208) 527-1300

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