Explore the “Ice Age” of Central Texas at Inner Space Cavern with a Real Paleontologist!
(Georgetown, TX, September 21, 2022) Inner Space Cavern invites you to join vertebrate paleontologist John A. Moretti on Saturday, 25 March 2023 for an evening tour of the Ice Age history of Inner Space Cavern!
Guests on Ice Age Adventure Tours will learn about the famed record of Ice Age animals and climate that is preserved in Inner Space Cavern. Tours travel across nearly 1 mile of paved paths to see excavations, Ice Age deposits, and the bones of extinct animals! Learn about saber-tooth cats, mammoths, and other Ice Age animals as you explore Inner Space Cavern with a real paleontologist!
Paleontologists working at Inner Space Cavern in the 1960’s discovered an abundance of bones from Ice Age animals including saber-tooth cats, extinct camels, giant ground sloths, spectacled bears, and Columbian mammoths. The Ice Age Adventure Tour will explore how those bones came to rest inside the cave, how those bones were discovered, and what they can tell us about the natural history of Texas and North America. In addition, tour guests will learn about current research in the cave.
John A. Moretti is a PhD candidate studying paleontology in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin. John is actively investigating the Pleistocene (i.e., Ice Age) record of Inner Space Cavern and has extensive experience researching Ice Age animals in Texas.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about paleontology, scientific exploration, and the natural history of Central Texas!
This tour is the fourth in an ongoing series of regular, monthly tours of the Ice Age paleontology at Inner Space Cavern. The minimum age is 6 years old. Please wear practical footwear appropriate for wet and uneven surfaces. Tours will last approximately 90 minutes. Please be aware that questions and group discussion may cause tours to last longer than 90 minutes. Inner Space Cavern is located on I-35 South in Georgetown, Texas. Tours begin promptly at 6:30 pm CDT.
The tour is limited to 20 people. You must call us at (512)931-2283 to make reservations.
Although this tour is suitable for ages 6 and over, participants must be able to walk one mile along with steep, wet, and/or uneven pathways. This tour is not suitable for those with bad backs, bad knees, recent surgeries, heart conditions, etc. Strollers, wheelchairs (or anything with wheels), tripods, food or drink may not be taken in the cave.
The tour takes place on March 25th and begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Please arrive from 6:00 to 6:15 to get checked in and use the restrooms before beginning.