Groups
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Group Policies

Group rates and programs are available with 2-week advance reservation.

Group eligibility for discounted rates is 10 or more.

Reservation deposit is required to guarantee your date and time.

Group itineraries are not provided or guaranteed prior to actual arrival and start.

Teacher pre-visit resources and lesson plans are available in our Education Resources

Chaperones and Bus Drivers must have a ticket/wristband and pay all group fees unless they are included in the designated complimentary admissions listed on the group invoice.

Field Trips

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Field Trip Program Options

This is the heart of our experience. The Cave Tour allows your group to be in a “living” cave environment. Self-Paced Tours allow you to tailor the experience to your learning goals. Discover Wisconsin – below ground!

Regular (High School and up)…………$15.00

          Or age 15 and older

Child (Grades K-8)…………..………………..$9.50

          Or age 14 & under

 

AVAILABLE Monday through Friday, March 15-November 15

Discover Wisconsin’s unique driftless area! Get more out of your cave experience with this in depth look into cave science and walk through our karst landscape! One hour, above ground program. Hire one of our knowledgeable interpreters to unlock the mysteries of the earth!

$100.00 – For groups of up to 50 participants

AVAILABLE Monday through Friday, March 15-November 15

Learn about rocks, minerals, crystals, fossils and more with one of our knowledgeable guides! Add mining bags to your experience and we will sluice and id with your group or if you prefer, we will take a hike and see local geology in action.  One hour, above ground program. Interpretation only, bags purchased separately. Hire one of our knowledgeable interpreters to unlock the mysteries of the earth!

$100.00 – For groups of up to 50 participants

AVAILABLE Monday through Friday, November 15-March 15

The cave remains a constant 50°F year-round.
This traditional, personalized experience is available ONLY in the winter! 

A private guided experience through the cave. Cave Educators will lead
smaller groups through the cave for one hour, enhancing the visit with
fluorescence and total darkness demonstrations. (Must be added to the self-paced ticket prices)

 

$100.00 – For groups of up to 50 participants

AVAILABLE Monday through Friday, November 15-March 15

The cave remains a constant 50°F year-round.
This traditional, personalized experience is available ONLY in the winter! 

A Cave of the Mounds-trained speleologist will lead you through the sluice
mining activity and then teach you to identify your new collection of specimens.
Approximately 45 minutes. (Staff interpretation only, bags must be purchased
separately.)

$100.00 – For groups of up to 50 participants

Mine for gems… Hunt for fossils… Discover treasure! Add more learning before or after your scheduled tour.

  • 1 Self-guided Mining Activity with Rock or Fossil Collection

In addition to a Group Cave Tour and/or package:

Per Participant……………..$6.00 (Adults can “opt out”)

            Available for all ages!

 

Enhance your collection with a new rock, mineral or fossil specimen!

Per Specimen……………..$1.00

You choose from our stock of authentic fossil, crystal, rock or mineral specimens

(Identification Cards included digitally.)

Each student can pick out a geode for our staff to crack open!

Large Size (approx 2″ diameter)……………..$5.00 each

Medium Size (approx 1.5″ diameter)……………..$3.00 each

Small Size (take-home only)……………..$1.50 each

Small Size 50+ Pack Special (take-home only) ……………..$1.00 each

The cave is well lit and flashlights are not needed. Black Lights are made of ultraviolet light and show how formations in the cave have different bands of minerals and they “glow” under the black light.

(Recommended for 3rd grade or older.)

Per Black Light……………..$3.00

AVAILABLE Monday through Friday, November 15-March 15

(We can use most online video conferencing systems)


Schedule one of our educators to meet with your students via live video and
talk about the cave experience. We can guide your group through an
interactive discussion about caves, rocks, fossils, geology, geodes, or we can
prep for or recap your visit to experience our cave first-hand.

$100.00 – For groups of up to 50 participants

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