Allow more time to visit and expect lines for small elevators while large elevator system is renovated. Walking exit is steep.
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.
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?
Jim White is the cowboy credited with being the premier explorer of Carlsbad Cavern. He began to explore the cave as a teenager in 1898, using a handmade wire ladder to decend 60 feet into the cave. For more than a decade, he couldn't convince many locals that there was much to Carlsbad Cavern.