News Release 269

Missouri State Parks presents cave exhibit Nov. 2 at the Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-269 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

With more than 6,300 known caves, Missouri lives up to its nickname “The Cave State.” On Nov. 2, the Missouri State Museum in the State Capitol invites you to enter Missouri’s caves. For this special evening, part of the museum’s Resources Hall will be transformed into an underground grotto. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this special program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.

Missouri is home to a wide variety of natural landscapes, and caves can often be overlooked by people exploring on the land’s surface. Come explore and learn about different cave features and life within a cave. Find out how caves have been used through time by Missouri’s people, from American Indians to outlaws. There will be other cave-related hands-on activities and information as well for this special program on Missouri caves. Evening entry to the museum will be through the carriage entrance on the south side of the building underneath the grand staircase.

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information, contact the museum at 573-751-2854. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.