Where learning meets fun! We are proud to offer a caverns tour saturated with both historical and scientific information. Our cave has played an ongoing role in historical events for over 2,000 years from the woodland Indians to the Prohibition in the 1920s. Our specific historical contributions span thousands of years but we assure you whether your class is learning about the exploration of America, the Civil War, or the geological formations, our cave will bring education to life! We invite you and your class to make history here at DeSoto Caverns and encounter stories you'll never forget.
School Group Packages Information (Grades Pre K-12)
Prices listed are per person and do not include applicable sales tax.
- School group rates are available only to accredited school groups of 20 or more paying attendees with a reservation.
- All students & chaperones paid through the school receive the discounted school group rate.
- Teachers, school bus drivers, and other school staff receive complimentary admission.
- Teachers receive complimentary admission for school group overnight packages.
- Complimentary tickets are only issued to school staff (teacher, nurse, bus driver) and cannot be used for another person.
- Schools must collect all money in advance and pay for the entire group (including parents) in a lump sum to receive the school rate.
- School groups are not subject to sales tax when purchases are made in one payment by the organization.
School Group Packages
Call us to confirm availability on your desired date. (256)378-7252
School Group Pac $15.00 – Cave Tour + Maze & Panning for Gemstones. ($22 with a Meal!)
Super School Pac $22.00 – Cave Tour + 5 attractions of your choice to be completed as a group. ($29 with a Meal!)
School Cave Tour $12.00 – Cave Tour ($19 with a Meal!)
School Attraction Pass $3.00/each – Tickets are priced for all ages. You must purchase at least 20 attraction tickets at a time to receive this rate. Attractions must be completed as a group.
School Group Meal Options
- Hot Dog Roast $7.00 per person – Includes two hot dogs per person, potato chips, cookies, marshmallows, and lemonade. Students roast their own hot dogs & marshmallows using a roasting stick over campfires that we build for you. We will provide ketchup, mustard, and relish for the hot dogs.
- Pizza Party $7.00 per person – Includes two slices of pizza per person, potato chips, cookies, and lemonade.
- Breakfast $7.00 per person – Includes a variety of cereals, pastries and fruit with milk & juice.
School Underground Classroom
(Available Dec – Feb)
Underground Classroom $21.00 - This unique classroom experience involves hands-on interactive subterranean education! Your students will experience an education within the subject, complete with powerpoint presentation, chemical reactions with onyx demonstration, and fossils ranging from a mammoth bone to shark teeth for them to see and touch. After their hands on learning they will then experience our Caverns tour! ($28 with a Meal)