• Photo of the steep natural entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

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  • 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.

Learn all about national parks by becoming a WebRanger!
Learn all about national parks by becoming a WebRanger!
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WebRangers
This is a National Park Service website for children of all ages. If you love national parks, this is the site for you! If you are new to national parks, this site will help you experience how wonderful they can be!

Take a look at World Heritage Site Jr Ranger webpage.

Electronic Fieldtrips
The park offers three electronic fieldtrips (EFTs). To visit the “bats” electronic fieldtrip, go to www.efieldtrips.org/bats. To visit the “caves” electronic fieldtrip, go to www.efieldtrips.org/caves. The final electronic fieldtrip “Caves: Nature’s Plumbing System” is about geology. To visit this site, go to www.bsu.edu/eft, and then click on “Past Field Trips.”).

Speleothem Matching [891k PDF file]
Can you identify real cave decorations from Carlsbad Caverns National Park?

Speleothem Challenge [792k PDF file]
Can you pick out all the different speleothems in each picture?

 

Did You Know?

The Hall of Giants in Carlsbad Cavern.

The 119 caves of Carlsbad Caverns National Park were carved out not by running water and streams like many limestone caves in the world, rather these caves were dissolved by very aggressive sulfuric acid.