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Why? Where? How? When? Each of these questions can be asked hundreds of different ways about the many mysteries of caves and karst. NCKRI’s research programs work to answer these questions through a diverse range of cave and karst studies.


Are you a college professor? A classroom teacher? A cave guide? An informal educator working in a show cave or science center? NCKRI provides all educators with cave and karst learning opportunities! Learn more about our cutting-edge academic and education programs here.   


Did you ever want to experience the adventure and awe of cave exploration? One day soon you'll be able to traverse the passages of the National Cave and Karst Museum to discover beautiful cave crystals and karst landscapes. Check in with us for updates.



What is karst? How do caves form? Find the answers to these questions and more through one of our many learning activities and exhibits. Online learning is just one way NCKRI increases people’s perception, awareness, and knowledge of caves and karst!