Exciting Opportunities for Scout Groups
1 to 1-1/4 hour guided walking tour through the lighted portion of the cave with concrete walkways. Walk for about a mile through the largest rooms of the cave and learn about its discovery, exploration, how it formed and the names of formations.
1-1/4 hour guided walking tour along natural cave floor instead of paved trails. Closed-toe shoes are required. We provide flashlights for you to carry – this tour does not have lights. See unusual formations such as boxwork, helictites, and dogtooth spar. Large groups can split in smaller groups with staggered start times (10-15 minutes apart).
Be prepared to get muddy and dirty! This truly unique tour requires crawling, climbing and squeezing through small areas. We provide helmets, lights, gloves, kneepads and elbow pads for you to use.
Materials are provided for this 2.5 hour class in geology that covers all the merit badge requirements. Discussions led by a geologist, using pictures and samples, help the students gain an understanding of the earth, mining, road building, careers, rocks and minerals. Following the class time, students sift through a bag of dirt to find semi-precious gemstones. Using what they find, they start a rock collection which they keep in a craft box.
Materials are provided for this 1.5 hour class in geology that follows the Earth Rocks requirements. Students learn why geology is important, geologic materials used in home building and around the community, look at geologic features on a state map, and learn about the Moh’s Scale of Hardness. Students sift through a bag of dirt and sort the semi-precious gemstones in order of hardness, which they keep in a craft box.
Open all days except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Easter Day.