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 thirteen 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 - $13.00/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 814-386-3023

"My students loved the visit! The content connected wonderfully with our science content."
"They said "this was the best field-trip ever"! Thanks!"
Clearfield Alliance Christian School, April 2018
"This is one of my favorite field trips. The kids love it. As always your staff was extremely friendly and educational. Thank you!!"
Fox Township Elementary School, April 2018 

"Numerous students declared this as "their favorite field trip ever!" Thank you for your time, heart, and dedication to learning and better knowing about the earth. It makes a huge impact on a teacher's heart and students' lives to witness "fun" and 'engaging" real-life learning! Blessings!"  Johnstown Christian School, May 2018

"Beautiful caverns, excellent selection in the gift shop, well organized. The trip ran smoothly. Thank you for the guest pass!"           Jackson Elementary School, May 2018

"Parents tell us their kids are talking about this field trip at home and call it "the best ever"! As a teacher, I can say that it is one of the most thought-out field trips educationally. We will definitely be back!"  May 2018




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April 10, 2020


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April 11, 2020


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April 17, 2020


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April 18, 2020

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

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January 12, 2019

BATFEST 2019 - Coming Soon!

13th Annual Event for Bat Fans of All Ages Saturday, February 9, 2019

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