Summer Hours Change
On May 24, 2013, Capulin Volcano National Monument will be tranisitioning to our summer hours. The park will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The road to the volcano rim will be accessible until 4:50 p.m.
Whether you plan a field trip or invite a ranger for a classroom visit, extend your students learning to the great outdoors by using Capulin Volcano National Monument. Capulin offers a variety of programs tied to curriculum standards and geared toward students of all ages.
We recognize that not every classroom can visit Capulin Volcano. In order to accommodate these classrooms, we have created traveling trunks to help teachers bring our park to their students. Trunks are available for reservation using the form below. Reservation requires the payment of a small fee to cover the cost of shipping. Currently, rangers have prepared two trunks covering the volcanic process. Each trunk includes lesson plans, rock samples, loupes, and a copy of the ten minute film Capulin Volcano.
Ranger-Guided Curriculum Based Education Programs
Our ranger-guided education programs are curriculum standards-based with an emphasis on the natural and cultural resources of the park. Most programs can be given in your classroom or at the park. The programs will vary in length and can be tailored to the needs of your students.
Curriculum-based lessons are available for grades Pre-K through 12th grade and can be requested by using the form below. Although Capulin Volcano offers several different programs, new programs are routinely created so check back for updates.
I Lava Volcanoes! (Science) Students learn about the four types of volcanoes, how volcanoes are formed, and the geological forces that create eruptions. Students will have the opportunity to create their own miniature eruptions to better understand how gas build up can affect a volcanic eruption and watch a larger eruption created by a park ranger.
I Lava Volcanoes! (Science) Students learn about the four types of volcanoes, how volcanoes are formed, and the geological forces that create eruptions. Students will have the opportunity to create their own eruptions to better understand how gas build up can affect a volcanic eruption.
Did You Know?
Desert plants such as cacti may be found in the monument as the average yearly rainfall is only 15 inches.