HOLLOW-EEN OCTOBER 24-27
Sugar-Free FUN for the Whole Family!
- Thursday and Friday – Tours on the hour (first tour 10 am / last tour 4 pm), Grounds open 9 am to 5 pm
- Saturday and Sunday – Tours every 15-30 Minutes (first tour 9:30 am / last tour 5 pm), Grounds open 9 am to 6 pm
- Regular Cave Tour rates apply
- Keys to the Cave membership benefits apply
EXPLORE A CANDLELIT CAVERN
ENTER THE COSTUME CONTEST
Enter our HOLLOWeen costume contest in the Barn Discovery Center for a chance to win Keys to the Cave memberships.
Everyone wearing a costume to our HOLLOWeen event will receive a bonus gemstone “treat”! (Costumes should be family friendly and MUST allow you to safely navigate tour. Projectile items (weapons, swords, etc…) are not permitted on tour.)
TRICK-OR-TREAT FOR NATURAL TREASURES
Costumed youngsters trick-or-treat for rocks, fossils and gemstones at each stop along the Cave Tour route. The trick-or-treat gemstones are all included with your HOLLOWeen Cave Tour ticket.
DIG FOR BURIED BONES
Kids of all ages can dig for a buried bone in the Quarry’s Edge Fossil Dig. Buried bones can be turned in for a real dino bone fossil!
MINE FOR GEMSTONES & FOSSILS
Head to the Quarry’s Edge Gemstone Mine and discover buried treasure! Choose from a variety of sizes of bags and buckets of mining rough that all contain a collection of rocks, minerals and/or authentic fossil specimens. Mining bags are available for purchase inside the gift shop.
TAKE A FREE FAMILY HAYRIDE
Hayrides depart regularly throughout the day on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27. Hayrides depart from the Barn Discovery Center at Cave of the Mounds for a 20 minute trip on the paved Brigham Trail up to Brigham County Park and back. These FREE family hayrides are made possible by support from Dane County Parks.
BECOME A HOLLOWEEN SCIENTIST
Head to the Barn Discovery Center for some sticky, bubbling, oozing experiments and sensory experiences and get answers to your tough science questions!
GATHER FOR STORY TIME
Join one of our eductators for a spooky story or two. HOLLOWeen story times are fun, engaging and meant for all ages.
SIGN UP FOR AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Enhance your Cave Tour by learning even more about Wisconsin geology and Cave of the Mounds! FUN for all ages, these programs are open to the public. Above ground hikes and storytime programs are FREE. For programs with a fee tickets can be purchased in advance online (LEARN MORE). Tickets may also be purchased in person the day of your visit.
BECOME AN ADVENTURE RANGER
Kids can explore and learn with our FREE Adventure Ranger program. Earn a Cave of the Mounds Adventure Ranger pin and a certificate of completion.
GO ON A KOOKY KARST SCAVENGER HUNT
This self-guided nature trail scavenger hunt is fun for all ages!
ENTER THE HOLLOWEEN COLORING CONTEST
Kids of all ages can enter the annual HOLLOWeen Coloring Contest or color just for fun! All kids who submit a coloring entry receive a bonus “treat”!