Field Trip -- "Jornada Bat Cave Experience"
Saturday, August 23, 7:30 AM to Saturday, August 23, 10:00 PM
Meet at the Museum
---Leaving Albuquerque at 9 a.m. August 23, the field trip experience ends at 10pm the night of August 23th in Truth or Consequences. You may choose or may not choose to stay in TorC after the field trip, hotel is not included in the field trip fee and rooms have not been reserved.
Gary Morgan, Museum Curator of Paleontology,
Larry Crumpler, Ph.D. Museum Research Curator of Volcanology
Tom Waddell, Armendaris Ranch Manager
New Mexico’s largest colony of Mexican freetail bats, and 4th largest in the country, is on the private Armendaris Ranch. In the warmer months, from 200,000 to several million bats emerge from collapsed lava tube caves in the Jornada del Muerto Volcanic Field. Sitting on a ledge above the cave opening, the sights and sounds are unforgettable.
Participants will caravan from Albuquerque or meet in TorC. Those with 4-wheel drive vehicles are encouraged to drive and carpool for ranch road access. The trip will end that evening at a motel in TorC. Participants can return at their leisure to Albuquerque the following day.
$175 will include lunch and dinner. Motel expenses are not included. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s Education programs. Families are welcome.
Purchase in advance, Space is limited. Limited to 25 participants, to guarantee admission for our Field Trips you must registar in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science reserves the right to cancel any event that does not reach a minimum of 6 participants.
$175 will include lunch and dinner. Motel expenses are not included.
Register or purchase tickets for this event online.