Public Educational Programs
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 the day of your visit.
1pm on Sundays (1 hour guided cave tour)
A specialty tour like no other! Deck yourself out with glow sticks and glowing tattoos before you embark on a magical tour through the underground on warm, lighted pathways by flashlight! Learn about minerals that glow in the dark or light up under fluorescent light! Come Glow with us!
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All About Geodes
1:00pm on Saturdays (30 minutes)
FREE (Geodes available for purchase after the program)
You’ll gather in the Visitor Center where an Educator teaches you all about geodes! Afterwards, enjoy deep discounts on a selection of our Break-Your-Own-Geodes! Meet at the Amethyst Geodes by the Quarry’s Edge Gift Shop.
- 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!
- HEATED Fossil Dig and Crystal Quest – Be a paleontologist for the day and dig up your very own fossils and crystals! Or, you can get a dig block and use tools to excavate an authentic fossil specimen!
- 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.