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.
Scenic Loop Road Closed
The 9-mile scenic Loop Road (Desert Drive) is closed due to weather damage. The road will reopen as soon as repairs are done. This scenic road does not affect road access to the visitor center or the cave.
Caverns' Electronic Field Trip Just Two Weeks Away
Contact: Bridget Litten, 505.785.3024
With just two weeks left before the April 25 live broadcast from Carlsbad Caverns National Park of the electronic field trip (EFT) Exploring Nature’s Plumbing System: Caves of the National Park System, registration is nearing the 37 million mark, including students and teachers from 49 states and seven countries.
Designed for third through eighth grade students, Exploring Nature’s Plumbing System looks at how caves are much more than nature’s plumbing system. They are sites of exploration, adventure, shelter and cutting-edge research.
Produced by Ball State University, teachers and partners, the EFT is an interactive educational experience that provides an in-depth educational experience for students who would otherwise be unable to take advantage of the resources available in a faraway park or museum. There are three main components to the EFT:
For more information, contact Marjorie Head at 505.785.3127. To register, go to www.bsu.edu/eft/home/41register.php.
Did You Know?
Nearly 400,000 Brazilian (more commonly called Mexican) Free-tailed bats call Carlsbad Cavern home in the summer... and all they want to do each night is eat bugs... several tons of them!