• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning

Researcher testing cave waters

The Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning (MCICSL) was created in 2004 as a partnership between Mammoth Cave National Park and Western Kentucky University. Both partners equally share in the funding, logistical support, and governance of the Center. MCICSL is part of a national network of 17 research learning centers located within the National Parks.

Click here to explore the Center's goals and programs.

Did You Know?

Grease-oil lamp

The grease-oil lamp was used to illuminate Mammoth Cave for more than a century. Designed after New England whale-oil lanterns, these lamps used cooking grease to light the way.