Mammoth Cave National Park brings out the kid in most people – that curious, wondering side that grown-ups sometimes forget. With kids, it comes naturally.
"Where does that hole go?"
"Eww, what is that thing? ... Can I touch it?"
The park offers several activities for families, and for kids to do by themselves.
Trog Tour (for children 8-12)
Introduction to Caving (for children 10 and up, and parents)
Nature Track for Kids
Junior Ranger Program
Kids can also check out and become part of the new Junior Ranger World Heritage Program at the following link:
Did You Know?
Creatures that spend their entire lives in Mammoth Cave adapt to the dark world. Some types of cave fish, for example, do not grow eyes – supporting these extra unnecessary organs would consume precious energy in their nutrient-poor environment.