Public Educational Programs

Public health precautions due to COVID-19 affect the feasibility of large gatherings such as special events and larger group tours, so these are temporarily on hold. (We will be in contact with groups that have a reservation.) Cave of the Mounds will continue to follow the guidance of local public health officials to assess the situation as the health and safety of Cave of the Mounds guests and staff is our top priority. 

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 by selecting the links below. Tickets may also be purchased in person on the day of your visit. We are currently not providing these programs.

May 2020

Available Daily

Available Daily

  • Quarry’s Edge Gift Shop and Mining Sluice – Rocks, minerals and fossils from all over the world delight geology lover’s of all ages! Hand pick your favorites or uncover your own collection at the INDOOR sluice!
  • Barn Fossil Hunt – Learn about the fossils commonly found in southwest Wisconsin. Then, search the limestone foundation of our historic barn and find authentic Wisconsin fossils!
  • Trails – Discover the grounds around the mound! Grab an Interpretive Trail Guide and Geologic Time booklet and learn all about caves, sinkholes and how Wisconsin has changed through geologic time.