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:
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.
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!
Available by reservation, free of charge OR during inclement weather indoor facilities may be used (space permitting).
A special gift for each teacher plus a 10% discount on book & rock purchases (also available by mail).
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.
- 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
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