State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
Štátna ochrana prírody

Environmental education

Environmental education is an education oriented to protection and formation of the environment on all levels of the society. The Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic is a central body of state administration for formation and protection of the environment, which in concordance with the Statute supports environmenal education and studies; forwards promotional, editorial and documentation activities and forms a space for development of environmental awareness of the public via the activities of its subordinate organizations. The Slovak Caves Administration performs educational activities oriented to cave protection and provides for publishing and editorial-promotional activities aimed at protection, research and documentation of caves.

Educational events

The Slovak Caves Administration employees render on demand environmental-educational lectures within the framework of their working possibilities at the occasion of various events (Speleological Evenings in the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Caving, Earth Day, accompanying events during exhibitions, etc.).

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Educational print and films

The Slovak Caves Administration issues regularly coloured pamphlets and brochures, which give a brief knowledge to general public about the natural settings of show caves.

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Expositions and exhibitions

Expositions and exhibitions in cave entrance buildings bring the visitors the knowledge on origin and evolution of cave spaces, cave fauna, palaeontological and archaeological findings, cave development for public, on protection and research of caves.

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Educational trails

Educational trails are important environmental and educational means. The visitors can get acquainted directly in the field with the most valuable natural, cultural and historical values of the cave and surrounding karst surface and usually also with the ways of their protection.

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Demänovská jaskyňa slobody - veľký okruh mimo prevádzky / long tour closed

Vážení návštevníci, 

prevádzkovanie veľkého okruhu v Demänovskej jaskyni slobody je dočasne pozastavené kvôli prebiehajúcim rekonštrukčným prácam na priľahlých úsekoch jaskyne. Predpokladané znovuotvorenie je v druhej polovici roka 2024. Ospravedlňujeme sa za prípadné nepríjemnosti.

Dear visitors,

operation of the long tour in the Demänovska Cave of Liberty is temporarily suspended due to ongoing reconstruction work in adjacent cave parts. We assume reopening in the second half of the year 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience.

15. vedecká konferencia: "Výskum, využívanie a ochrana jaskýň" / 15th scientific conference "Research, utilization and protection of caves"

Konanie: 24.- 26. september 2024. Bližšie informácie o tomto podujatí nájdete na odkaze.

The conference will be held from September 24 to 26, 2024 in Liptovský Mikuláš. More on the link.

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

Due to adverse conditions, the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download


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