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 Sponsors Electronic Field Trip
Contact: Marjorie Thomas, 575.785.3127
Do you want to learn more about the bats of Carlsbad Caverns National Park? The park is sponsoring a FREE electronic fieldtrip (or eFieldTrip) for students and teachers to learn all about them. Running now through the end of the 2007-2008 school year, the park will offer schools nationwide the opportunity to participate in the eFieldTrip “Bats! Fantastic Mammals of Flight.” Through the eFieldTrip, students and other participants will learn about bats, the characteristics that make them mammals, their habits and how they are beneficial to Carlsbad Caverns’ ecosystem.
Carlsbad Caverns sponsors this electronic fieldtrip as a way to teach students across the country—who may never have a chance of visiting the park—about the only mammals capable of true flight.
The eFieldTrip has four components:
What do you need to participate? If you have access to the Internet at your school, in your classroom, or at home, you can participate! There is no cost for your school or students to participate. Carlsbad Caverns National Park offers this program as a free educational outreach opportunity.
For more information, or to register your school to participate, please visit www.eFieldTrips.org/bats. You may also contact the park’s education office at 505.785.3127 to learn more about the electronic fieldtrip or other educational activities.
Did You Know?
The first "official" and very influential book on Jim White's adventures in Carlsbad Cavern was written in 1930 by a newsman who at best would today be called a tabloid journalist.