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  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    September Walks and Talks

    • Location: various
    • Fees: entrance fee only
    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Everyday from 09/04/2017 to 09/23/2017

    Join a Ranger to explore a lava tube cave or for a short presentation at the visitor center.

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  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Star Party

    • Time: 9:30 PM
    • Location: Caves area parking lot
    • Fees: entrance fee only
    Friday, September 22, 2017

    View the stars from the Moon...

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  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Fee Free Day

    • Location: All National Parks!
    • Fees: Fee Free!
    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    There are 10 fee free days to visit your national parks in 2017

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  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Nature Photography Workshop (Natural History Association)

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: visitor center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Do you want to learn to take better pictures?

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Daily Events

A Trip to the Moon (25 min.) and Among the Craters of the Moon (17 min.) are shown on the hour and the 1/2 hour from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lunar Rangers
Hey Kids!...Complete our Lunar Ranger booklet and earn a badge!

Cave Walks: 10 & 1 p.m. - 1 mile, 1.5 hours

Follow the trail through seas of ropy lava into the strange underground world of a lava tube. Wear sturdy shoe, bring a flashlight, and a cave permit. Meet at the Caves Area trailhead.

Patio Talks: 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Daily –15 minutes
Enjoy a short presentation about the natural or cultural history of Craters of the Moon. Check the visitor center for daily topics. Meet at the Visitor Center plaza.

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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