New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

The Cave

Pliocene and Pleistocene Epochs, 4 million to 10,000 years ago

 

 

This realistic hall takes you through a "dry" cave where fossil mammals are preserved to a damp cave similar to New Mexico's famous Carlsbad Caverns. Learn how caves form, look for strange mineral formations, and discover the animals found deep underground. Keep an eye out for sleeping bats on the ceiling.