Cave Lighting Project
We are undergoing a year-long lighting project in the cavern. Please be aware of caution tape along pathways inside the cave and use due care.
On-line Park Fun
No time to visit the park? Planning on visiting the park in the future? Here are some fun online fieldtrips, games, etc. to help you learn all about the National Park Service and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Take a look at World Heritage Site Jr Ranger webpage.
Speleothem Matching [891k PDF file]
Speleothem Challenge [792k PDF file]
Did You Know?
Most of the formations—or speleothems—found inside Carlsbad Cavern today were active and growing during the last ice age when instead of having a desert above the cave, there were pine forests.