Field Trips

Education Programs for Pre-School Through 12th Grade

Come explore and experience adventure and education! Our cave tours and activities provide a few hours or a full day for your students from pre-school to twelfth grade.

Whether you have a kindergartner who is learning basic facts about bats and panning for gold, or a high schooler who is interested in getting muddy and crawling through caves, we have something that will get every kid excited about learning.


Pre-School – 1st Grade

Introduction to Bats & Caves

In this introductory program, young children will explore the inside of Temple Mountain!

This exciting program includes a bat presentation, geology lab presentation, and an age-appropriate tour of the cave.

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Grades 2 - 4

Intermediate Bats & Caves

This program is designed to help early learners understand caves and cave systems.

The program includes: a bat presentation, geology lab presentation, and an age-appropriate cave tour for your second through fourth grader.

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Grades 5 - 8

Geo 101: Underground Adventures

This field trip is designed to challenge middle school students and features an extended cave tour and a geology lab presentation. Students will learn about Colorado geology in our cave classroom before investigating cave formations during a tour of Cave of the Winds.

Students will need to bring a flashlight for the highlight of the program in the Manitou Grand Caverns, the location of some of the most active passages of the cave. Expect clothing to get slightly dirty.

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Grades 9 - 12

Caving 101: Introduction to Caving

Take your high school students or youth group on an exciting caving trek!  Students will explore undeveloped sections of the Manitou Grand Caverns, while climbing and crawling through passageways lit only by flashlight. Knowledgeable guides provide groups with 2 hours of good clean, yet muddy fun underground!

All participants must bring a flashlight and a change of clothes. Crawling is required and the cave is often muddy. The cave is 54 degrees year round.

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Outdoor Attraction Add-Ons

Wind Walker Challenge Course

Your students can take to the skies and experience flight as they sit next to a classmate on our Bat-A-Pult zip line. As they soar across the canyon, they will experience the wild and beautiful views of Williams Canyon. Unlike traditional zip lines, ours doesn’t end at the bottom. You will zip into the canyon and be pulled back for a thrilling 1,200-foot round-trip ride. Two of you can ride together secured in the bat chair. It’s zipping fun!

Bat-A-Pult Zip Line

Your students can take to the skies and experience flight as they sit next to a classmate on our Bat-A-Pult zip line. As they soar across the canyon, they will experience the wild and beautiful views of Williams Canyon. Unlike traditional zip lines, ours doesn’t end at the bottom. You will zip into the canyon and be pulled back for a thrilling 1,200-foot round-trip ride. Two of you can ride together secured in the bat chair. It’s zipping fun!

Prices

  • Wind Walker and Bat-A-Pult: $20.00 per person for both attractions
  • Groups of fewer than 15 will pay a flat fee of $300.00

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