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Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner with the National Park Service, supports 71 partners across the western United States that develops products, services and programs that enrich the visitor experience.

Since 1938, WNPA has worked to connect new generations to parks in meaningful ways. They do this by making educational materials available to the public in their stores. Merchandise includes books, journals, educational games and t-shirts, junior ranger items, bookmarks, and posters that help tell the story of each park.

They also work closely with the park's interpretation and education program to support special events, activities and programs. In addition, they fund scientific research to help advance the management, preservation and interpretation of national parks.

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Audio Guides

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Please inquire about the very informative audio guide that is available to rent for $5 per day at the WNPA store. You may listen to this audio tour as you walk through the cavern, stop-by-stop, listening to information about the cavern that is interesting and educational. Available languages include English, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese. A children's version is also available in English.
You may contact the Western National Parks Association's Carlsbad Caverns store at 575-785-1085 or

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The WNPA store is open the same hours as the visitor center: Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) 8 am - 7 pm and 8 am - 5 pm the rest of the year.
Photo of the children's area and books at the Western National Parks Association store.
Sales from the bookstore help with visitor services and educational programs at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Last updated: December 15, 2017

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3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


(575) 785-2232

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