• Capulin Volcano National Monument by J. Unruh

    Capulin Volcano

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Road Work

    When entering the park, watch out for road crew on April 16. Flaggers are on site to guide traffic to the visitor center. The vistor center and Volcano Road are open. Please call for more information.

Lesson Plans

On-Site Activity Kit

An activity kit is now available for teachers to use during a visit to the volcano. It uses the characteristics of lava to teach students to compare and contrast samples and learn about density and viscosity. All materials needed are included in the kit. If you would like to use it during your visit, please indicate this on your fee waiver form and ask for the kit when you arrive.

The printed materials for this kit are available for download below.

Lesson Plan Definitions

Photographs Forms


Did You Know?

Black bear

Despite its small size, roughly 800 acres, Capulin Volcano National Monument still has predators that hunt within the park’s boundaries. These predators include both Black bear and Cougar.