Educational Tours and Programs
Standards Of Learning Oriented Tours
Tours of Shenandoah Caverns, American Celebration on Parade and The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns provide a meaningful yet entertaining experience and are oriented to the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL). We can tailor programs to meet your needs. Call 888-4CAVERN.
Tours meet the following SOL objectives:
Earth Science- ES8, 9, 1 (rocks, geological processes and karst topography)
Physical Science- PS1b (metrics)
General Science- K4, 9; 1.8; 2.3; 7; 3.2, 9; 4.1, 8; 5.1, 7; 6.5c
History and Social Studies- 2.2; VS2b; US 1.3a; CE.3d, 4e, 5c (First Americans, Citizenship, Valley & Ridge, Patriotism, Political Campaigns)
Planning Your Trip
Combination tours are available at substantial discounts. Please make a reservation by calling our group sales department at 888-4CAVERN so we will be prepared for your group!
- Teacher information is available to help you prepare students for the field trip.
- Students should dress appropriately for the constant 54 degree temperature in the caverns and wear sturdy, comfortable shoes for the one-mile tour.
- All attractions are handicapped accessible. Shenandoah Caverns is the only Virginia caverns with elevator service and no stairs to climb on the tour.
- While students generally enjoy spending time in our gift shops, we also offer pre-packaged souvenir bags for school groups. Just give us the quantity needed when making your reservation. Prices: $3.00 for small bag and $5.00 for large bag.
When You Arrive
A teacher or chaperone should come into the lobby of the attraction you are scheduled to visit first and identify the group arriving.
Picnic facilities are available on the grounds, and box or buffet lunches are available upon request.
The Virginia Cave Board sponsors Virginia Cave Week and maintains a website at www.vacaveweek.com