Here is an awesome cave tour done virtually for the kids and adults, alike! If you’ve already taken all the virtual museum, garden, and haunted house tours floating on the Internet, worry not. We’ve got another one waiting for you and it’s pretty scenic.
The National Parks Service (NPS) offers a virtual visit to its famous Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Launch this tour and you’ll go 750-feet underground with National Park Ranger Pam Cox to explore the mysteries of these caverns shaped over millions of years. But before you head underground, you’ll have the opportunity to observe the thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats soaring through the sky. This extremely interactive tour even lets viewers navigate through the eyes of the bats.
Once inside the cavern, viewers will get the opportunity to click into features like “examine cave textures” and “discover secret rooms.” Sights on the tours include: The Big Room, Lower Cave, Spirit World (a secret room), and a 360 degree panoramic view of the caves’ limestone drip exteriors (thanks to Google maps, you can move all around).