Group Tours and Youth Programs

Group Tours and Youth Programs

School Groups

The northeast's premiere Caves & Karst Education Facility invites you and your students to join us for a unique and unforgettable field trip experience - available year round!

All field trips include:

Introduction to Speleology - Pre-Visit Classroom Program

This program prepares students of all ages for the cavern experience. A one hour program will be presented by a member of our staff, in the classroom, prior to the field trip of the caverns. The program may also be presented at the caverns during your field trip if travel distance to your school is prohibitive or school scheduling does not permit.

Student Information Packets

Given to each participant these packets include brochures on caves and cave conservation, plus a return visit coupon!

Field Trip Fact Sheets and Complete Schedules

Schedules are created to take all the guesswork and hassle out of field trip planning. Schedules will be mailed with your confirmation and a copy of Pennsylvania Academic Standards met by the interpretive cavern tour and Geoworks workshop for your group.

Newly Revised Lesson Plan Guides

Available by signing up for our Teacher's Area.

School Group Packages

Click here for exciting and educational field trip packages to make your planning a breeze!

During your visit:

Cavern Tours

Interpretive tours of Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, our spectacular underground classrooms, are always geared to the grade level of your students.  Topics covered on the tour include the discovery and history of the caverns, an explanation of cave forming processes, types of speleothems, and cave life with an emphasis on cave conservation.

Geoworks Workshops

Programs held at the Indoor Learning Center include your choice of twelve optional Geoworks geology/speleology workshops.  Documentation provided for all activities relating to PA Dept. of Education's Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology, Geography, and/or Science and Technology.  Something to fit almost any science curriculum!

Picnic Pavilions

Available by reservation, free of charge OR during inclement weather indoor facilities may be used (space permitting).

Thank-you Gifts

A special gift for each teacher plus a 10% discount on book & rock purchases (also available by mail).

Complimentary Admission

Admission is on us for teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers (Based on 3 complimentary tickets per 20-25 paid admissions). Plus free coffee upon arrival.

Raystown Country's Largest Souvenir & Gift Shop

The gift shop features a large Rock and Mineral section, books and educational toys. 

Optional Activities for Your Visit:

Pan for Real Gems

Each participant receives a bag of 'rough mix' to sift through in our authentic sluice. Kids love panning and it's a great value too. Keep what you find! Available mid-March through mid-November.

Group Requirements:

  • Minimum Number of Students for all packages: 20
  • Groups of less than 20 students - please visit our Youth Group page for special Discount Rates
  • Teachers/Adult Chaperones are free of charge - up to three per class. Additional adults - $12.00/person
  • Times listed in school packages are approximate & will vary according to number of students

For Reservations or more information contact us, call 814-643-0268, or fax 814-643-1358.

The schedule was perfect!  Speleology first, both caves, lunch in the beautiful picnic area, gift shop, then back to school!  Well organized, excellent job.  We will definitely return.  God bless your business.  Walnut Street Christian Schoo, Avis, PA - visited May 2015

Once again, the three presenters were excellent!  They were very thorough in their descriptions of fossils and what they would see in the caves!  Thank you!  Mountain View Elementary School, Mifflin, PA - visited May 2015

Guides were knowledgeable, polite, and entertaining.  Well organized!  Kids had a great time!  Kid-focused presentation.  Foot of Ten Elementary School, Duncansville, PA - visited May 2015



Events at Lincoln Caverns

May 06, 2017

WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground! Brownie Journey Program

Leap into spring by learning about the wonderful world of water.

May 13, 2017

Girl Scout Brownie Event Day - Letterboxer Badge

Perfect for small troops!

May 13, 2017

Girl Scout Junior Event Day - Geocacher

Box it up!

May 20, 2017

Girl Scout Brownie Combo Event - GEOLOGY ROCKS! Rocks Rock & Fossil Fun Patches

Rock into the underground world and discover different aspects of geology!


September 05, 2016

33rd Annual - Ghosts & Goblins 2016 - Coming Soon!

Pennsylvania's Ultimate Haunted Experience!

January 23, 2016

Coming Soon - 10th Annual Batfest 2016

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