Virtual Learning

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!

Activities

Activity Packets

Want to learn more about different topics? These are activity packets based on our educational programs. Enjoy!

Visual Resources

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.

Science Experiments in our gift shop

Triboluminescence Kit

Sluice-To-Go Bag

Cracking Open a Geode

Educational Videos

  • Monthly Educational Add on: For an additional $2 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!

March Mineral Madness

Collect mineral specimens along the cave tour! Anyone who wants to join can for an extra $2 charge per person when buying a ticket.  This includes a reusable cloth bag, and a few different rocks that you will collect throughout the cave! 

Learn more in our  Visitor’s Center at our educational display, put together by our Education Team.

Purchase at Ticket Desk!

*Note: Guest must buy tour ticket to join

Fossil Find

Collect fossils along the cave tour! Anyone who wants to join can for an extra $2 charge per person when buying a ticket.  This includes a reusable cloth bag, and a few different fossils that you will collect at stations throughout the cave! 

Learn more in our  Visitor’s Center at our educational display, put together by our Education Team.

Purchase at Ticket Desk!

*Note: Guest must buy tour ticket to join. Last day is April 24th

Amethyst Adventure

TBD

Dino Discovery

TBD

Bonus Resources

Nature Net

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! 

https://www.naturenet.org/educational-resources/nature-express/

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.

Geologic Timeline

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!

Picnic Area

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.

Learn about our history & geology

Have some fun at home!