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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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News

Domica Cave closed

We are telling visitors that the Domica Cave will be closed on 13 June 2019 - 14 June 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 due to interruption of electricity supply. Thank you for understanding.

Road reconstruction to Ochtiná Aragonite Cave

Dear visitors,
a complete reconstruction of the access road to the Ochtiná Aragonite Cave will be done from April 8 to June 30, 2019 in the part from the Hrádok Hotel to cave parking lot. You can park at the Hrádok Hotel, then you will be able to continue to the cave on foot. The distance is approximately 1 km. The cave is operated by the normal schedule. We shall inform you in case of an earlier end of reconstruction. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

24.07.2018 Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available.

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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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