• 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.

For Teachers

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Fourth graders on a field trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns: Endless opportunities for discovery

Vast Chihuahuan desert landscapes and expansive caverns – Carlsbad Caverns National Park provides students with unique opportunities for adventure and discovery. Please click on the following links to see all that we have to offer.

Parks as Classrooms

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Curriculum Materials

Did You Know?

The natural entrance of Carlsbad Cavern.

In 2003, a park employee found a piece of a stone scraper within view of Carlsbad Cavern's entrance that goes back to Ice Age Indian hunters. In 2004, archeologists found fragments of two spear points of the Midland-style Paleo Indian projectile points of some 10,000 years ago.