DeSoto Caverns

School Groups

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.

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School Group Info


(Grades Pre K-12)

  • 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 will receive one (1) complimentary admission per twenty (20) students.
  • 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.
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School Group Packages


* Call us to confirm availability on your desired date: 256.378.7225

*Parent/chaperone rate is our discounted group rate, which is $2 more than our school rate.

From November 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2019, Alabama Title 1 school groups visiting on Mondays or Tuesdays qualify for a special pricing of $9/student for the School Timeless Caverns Tour or $12.50/student for the Adventure School Experience. School staff may have one complimentary admission/ 20 students. All chaperones/parents must pay the regular discounted school group rate. All schools requesting Title 1 School rates will be checked via the state roster of Title 1 Schools and must be listed as a Title 1 School in order to receive this discounted rate. You must call to reserve this special discount in advance. Space on these days are limited, so be sure to call in advance to book your special discount today!"

  • Adventure School Experience
  • $17.00/person
  • Cavern Tour
  • Maze & Panning for Gemstones

  • *$24/person with a meal
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  • Express School Experience
  • $19.00/person
  • Cavern Tour
  • Destiny Express Train, Maze & Panning for Gemstones

  • *$26/person with a meal
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  • Legendary School Experience
  • $25.00/person
  • Cavern Tour
  • 5 Attractions of Your Choice
  • *$32/person with a meal
    *Attractions must be completed as a group
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  • School Timeless Caverns Tour
  • $13/person
  • Cavern Tour

  • *$20/person with a meal
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  • School Attraction Pass
  • $3.75/each

  • *Attractions must be completed as a group
    *You must purchase at least 20 tickets to receive this rate.
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Meal Options

  • Hot Dog Roast
  • $7.00/person
  • 2 hot dogs, potato chips, cookies, marshmallows, & lemonade
  • Students roast their own hot dogs & marshmallows using a roasting stick over campfires we build for you.
  • Pizza Party
  • $7.00/person
  • 2 slices of pizza, potato chips, cookies, & lemonade

  • Breakfast
  • $7.00/person
  • Includes a variety of cereals, pastries, fruits, & milk and juice


Underground Classroom



Available December - February | For groups up to 40 people

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!

*$31/person with a meal

Learn about geology and caver formations in the Underground Classroom at DeSoto Caverns


During the extended Underground Classroom, students will learn about stalactites, stalagmites, and more geographical information.

Learn all about the rich history of DeSoto Caverns with a trip to the Underground Classroom


Our caverns is blessed with a rich history extending back over 2,000 years ago.

Learn about the geology that forms fossils and learn more about the artifacts and fossils present at DeSoto Caverns

Artifacts & Fossils

We also discuss the sedimentary layers and how fossils are formed. We also have a time where students get to see and touch a Mastadon bone found in our cave!