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Learning from Home!
Enhance your experience before or after your visit, we have the resources for you!
For Online Learning, Virtual Learning, Family Field Trips, Homeschooling, or those Learning from Home!
Want to learn more about different topics? These are activity packets based on our educational programs. Enjoy!
Here is an idea of what it is to come during your visit. Take a look at the map of our cave created by the Wisconsin Speleological Society. Or go through it yourself virtually!
Science Experiments & Resources
Want to do some science experiments at home? Check out our science experiments!
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.
- Monthly Educational Add on: You can enhance your visit with the educational theme of the month (link to events month by month) and then as you tour the cave you will learn more about that theme, and get a natural souvenir to take home. Themes include Crystals, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gems, Geodes, and more! Become a Keys to the Cave member and come every month so you learn about them all!
Cave of the Mounds is proud to announce that we are a member of Nature Net. Nature Net is a non-profit organization dedicated to top notch environmental and nature education programming. Check out their website to learn more!
Decoding the Driftless
Want to learn more about the Driftless Region of Wisconsin before you come to the cave? Want to build on your knowledge after your visit? Check out https://www.sustainabledriftless.org/ and learn more about this geologic wonder.
Get the most out of your visit
Hike Our Trails
Grab a trail guide from our Visitor Center to hike the Oak Valley Loop trail, and marvel at the beautiful oaks in our Oak Savannah ecosystem.
Want to learn more about the Earth’s History? Walk the Geologic Timeline as you explore step-by-step what life was like millions of years ago!
Spend some time outside in our picnic area. Large open spaces for your kids to run around and expend some energy. Relax and enjoy some outdoors time.