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Educational print and films

Educational print

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. In 2001 it was a leaflet „Let’s Protect Our Caves“, oriented on cave protection. Within the framework of international cooperation with the Administration of Aggtelek National Park (Hungary) a leaflet „Cave System Domica – Baradla, Underground Wetland of International Importance“ was published in 2004. A coloured book by P. Bella „Slovakia – Show Caves“ was published in 1997, with updated new edition in 2003. Afterwards, a book by F. Bernadovič „Bats – Mysterious Dwellers of Caves“ was published.

Educational films

An educational film „Let’s Protect Our Underground Gems“ was made in co-production of the Slovak Caves Administration and the Bükk National Park in 2002. The fifteen minutes’ film show briefly various types of caves, fuctioning of cave ecosystem and natural and cultural values of caves. It lays a special emphasis on protection of cave biotopes. Named are activities that can threaten the underground ecosystems and mentioned the ways for their elimination.

Another co-production of the Slovak Caves Administration and Slovak Television studio Košice brought in 2003 a popular-educational film „Bats – Mysterious Dwellers of Caves“. This almost half an hour long document shows concisely the history of relation of man and bats, the activities of cavers and chiropterologists, which are in the closest contact with bats, educates the spectator with methods of study and way of bat’s life, closin with the ideas for bat protection.

A documentary and educational film „Hidden Life in the Slovak Caves“, oriented on presentation of rare invertebrates living in the Domica Cave and Ardovská Cave, was made in co-production of the Slovak Caves Administration and the Faculty of Natural Sciences of UPJŠ in Košice in 2004. It can be projected for interested people in the information centre of Domica. This is a comfortable way how to learn something of about totally 18 species of unique cave animals, that can’t be seen during cave visit because of their tiny dimensions.


International Year of Caves and Karst

The Slovak Caves Administration is joining the effort of the International Union of Speleology to celebrate the year 2021 as the International Year of Caves and Karst.

Show caves closed

Dear visitors, we regret to announce you that our show caves are closed until further notice in response to the Corona-virus spread. Sorry for any 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.

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.


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