Allow more time to visit and expect lines for small elevators while large elevator system is renovated. Walking exit is steep.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Parks as Classrooms
Here you will find a list of available ranger-guided, curriculum-based programs, both onsite and offsite. Programs for kindergarten, second, third, and fourth grade are currently available.
Visit Carlsbad Caverns with your students for a fulfilling, educational experience. Find resources for planning your trip, fee waivers, and more.
Incorporate Carlsbad Caverns curriculum into your classroom. Review several different lesson plans and curricula.
ParKids Camps are fun and engaging weeklong summer camps in June that provide opportunites for kids to actively enjoy the national parks and surrounding areas while learning about stewardship and natural resources. Please contact Carlsbad Caverns National Park for more information.
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.