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Learn more about the history and geology of Cave of the Mounds by watching our informational video. Discover how the cave was found. Travel back in time to learn how the rock was created and how our cave was formed.

Discovery Makes Distance Learning Fun!

Discovery Makes Distance Learning Fun!

Everyone can get ROCKING! Remember nature is always “open”. We invite you to explore these online educational resources for educators, families or just for FUN! We’ve got something here for everyone.

Preparing for Your Visit

FIELD TRIP GUIDE

FIELD TRIP GUIDE

Make the most of your field trip and plan for what to expect at the cave. Review our field trip guide to better prepare your group for their visit.

Field Trip Guide
Directions
Printable Rate Sheet

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Everyone has questions about their upcoming visit. Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions to get a better idea of what to expect for your visit.

FAQ

VISUAL RESOURCES

VISUAL RESOURCES

Give your group an idea of what is to come during their visit. The cave map is a great starting point. Dig deeper and look through our photo galleries or take our virtual tour to visually show your students what the cave is like.

Cave Map
Photo Galleries
Virtual Tour

Program Plans

Program Perks

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY PACKETS

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY PACKETS

Did you add on an educational program for your visit? Great! We have packets with fun activities to get your students ready for their visit, or to complete after their visit to review their knowledge!

RocksROCK
SpeleoQUEST
PaleoTALES
GeoJourney

SPECIMEN ID CARDS

SPECIMEN ID CARDS

Are you planning on mining for rocks and/or fossils when you visit? Already have your collection? Here are digital (eco-friendly) identification cards! Use them to help identify your collections in the classroom or at home!

Rock Collections
Mineral Collections
Fossil Collections

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS & RESOURCES

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS & RESOURCES

How did the limestone rock, the cave and the formations form? How was the cave discovered? Dig deeper and extend your learning with some simple science experiments for the classroom or at home.

Geology of the Cave
History of the Cave
Science Experiments

Get the Most Out of Your Visit

HIKE OUR TRAILS

HIKE OUR TRAILS

Grab our trail guide from our Visitor Center and hike our Oak Valley Loop trail, and marvel at the beautiful oaks in our oak savannah ecosystem.

Park Map
Trail Guide

GEOLOGIC TIMELINE

GEOLOGIC TIMELINE

Walk along the geotimeline and explore, step-by-step, what life on Earth was like through millions of years of geologic history!

GeoTimeline Guidebook

PICNIC AREA

PICNIC AREA

Spend some time outside in our picnic area. Large open spaces for your group to enjoy lunch and expend some energy. Relax and enjoy some time outdoors.