Cave biologists from Austin Water - Wildlands Conservation will be at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to share this underground world with you! These caves, located in the Edwards Aquifer help to capture, store and move water north to its major discharge at beautiful Barton Springs in the heart of Austin!
Explore the underground world and learn about what lives down there, how water travels through the Edwards Aquifer, and how actions in the recharge zone affect water quality at Barton Springs.
The Austin Cave Festival is a free, family-friendly event that will feature hands-on activities, cave explorations, science and adventure presentations, live music, and more. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit 2 caves and see how water makes it way to the aquifer and Barton Springs, learn about animals that call Austin’s caves home, try on caving gear, and learn how to protect and conserve Austin’s water resources. Austin Cave Festival will be hosted by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, the City of Austin (Austin Water Wildland Conservation Division, Parks and Recreation Department, Watershed Protection Department), in collaboration with Texas Cave Management Association, Texas Speleological Association, and many other organizations.
For more information or to schedule a tour, please visit the link below to schedule a specific time. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tours are 45 minutes each.