June 02, 2017
Jewel Cave Celebrates National Trails Day 2017
For the 8th consecutive year, Jewel Cave staff offer two hikes on Saturday, June 3. The first hike starts at 10 a.m. on the Roof Trail. The second hike starts at 1 p.m. and treks the 3.5-mile Canyons Trail. Both activities begin at the visitor center.
February 23, 2017
Spring Breakers Should Plan Ahead
The postponed elevator condition assessment will take place from February 27 - March 3 and again from March 13 - 17. Cave tours will not be available during these assessment periods. Cave tours will be offered on weekends only.
January 27, 2017
Elevator Condition Assessment Delayed at Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave will be open for visitors from January 30 - February 10. Technical experts and contractors are unavailable to assist the Monument with the elevator condition assessment as originally planned.
January 17, 2017
Jewel Cave Prepares for Elevator Assessment
Elevator technicians and park staff will be assessing the elevator shaft and related components starting on Monday, January 30, and this process is scheduled to conclude on Friday, February 10, 2017.
January 13, 2017
New Year and New Discoveries at Jewel Cave
Volunteer cavers realized that 2017 would be a year of great excitement. The cavers traveled to the recently established Deep Camp and while there, they mapped and surveyed 9,777 feet of new passages. They also discovered two new lakes on January 1, 2017.
November 18, 2016
Skip the Lines and OptOutside at Jewel Cave
The staff at Jewel Cave is hosting two special programs on Friday, November 25 as an alternative to Black Friday shopping. A Park Ranger will lead a nature hike at 11:00 a.m. followed by an interpretive talk on cave exploration at 1:30 p.m.
November 04, 2016
Jewel Cave Announces Off-Season Facility Hours and Cave Tour Schedule
Jewel Cave announces that it will be open 7 days a week this winter, excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The visitor center is open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, a limited tour schedule will be available. Scenic Tours and Discovery Talks are only offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
October 07, 2016
Jewel Cave Hosts Earth Science Programs on October 15
Jewel Cave hosts an afternoon of special programs to celebrate Earth Science Week. On October 15, programs will be available from 1 - 4 p.m. at the visitor center.
September 16, 2016
Jewel Cave Seeking Volunteers on National Public Lands Day
Jewel Cave is proud to offer opportunities for volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1-4 p.m. Join park staff at the visitor center to learn about volunteer projects that day. This date is a fee free day, which Jewel Cave will waive all cave tour fees for the regularly scheduled cave tours on a first come, first serve basis. A Junior Ranger
September 07, 2016
Jewel Cave to Begin After-School Programs at Local Libraries
Jewel Cave to offer special programming for students and children at their local libraries. Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 20, a park ranger will be in Newcastle on the third Tuesday of each month. A park ranger will be in Custer on the third Wednesday of each month through April 2017.
August 26, 2016
Jewel Cave Teams Up with The Outdoor Campus
Jewel Cave teams up with The Outdoor Campus to host a special Centennial program on Tuesday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m.
August 05, 2016
Jewel Cave Invites Everyone to FindYourPark during the NPS Centennial
Jewel Cave National Monument invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Special events will take place at Jewel Cave throughout the week of August 22. Come join us on August 25 for the NPS birthday celebration.
August 05, 2016
Jewel Cave Hosts Teacher Workshop about Cave Education
Jewel Cave is hosting an educational workshop for teachers entitled "Explore and Discover Cave Education." This workshop takes place September 9 - 11, with sessions starting Friday evening and ending late morning on Sunday. An academic credit hour is available for interested participants. Space is limited to 15 participants, and reservations are required in advance.
July 19, 2016
Junior Ranger Day at Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave is excited to offer special activities for Junior Rangers on Saturday, July 23, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Come join us at the visitor center.
July 08, 2016
Cub Scout Adventures Returning to Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave is hosting the return of Cub Scout Adventures Day on Saturday, July 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cub Scouts will be able to participate in ranger-led activities in order to earn their Adventure Loops.