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  School Tours are currently not available due to Covid-19.

Field Trips

Educational & Fun


By Boat

Explore America's longest navigable underground river in custom electric boats.


1-Hour Tour

Call to Reserve. Reservations should be made 2 weeks in advance.


400 Feet

Decend 400' to reach the river. Ascend again on your exit.


Price

$7.00 - $10.00
See below for pricing by grade.

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One Hour Boat Tour

& More Experiences


Bluespring Caverns Park is a great place for school field trips. We offer admissions at a reduced costs for school field trips. In addition to our hour-long Myst’ry River Voyage Boat Tour, we also offer have optional tour add-ons.



Add-Ons

  Gemstone Experience - $4

Prospect for, identify and take home your own collection of semi-precious gemstones using our mining sluice.

   Sinkhole Educational Experience - $4

Learn about caves, karst landscapes, & sinkholes on a guided 1/2 mile trip around Indiana’s largest sinkhole.



Pricing & Reservations

To make a reservation, call us at 812-279-9471.

Grades Tour Per Person Each Add-On
1-6 $7.00 $4.00
7-12 $9.00 $4.00
College $9.00 $4.00
Adult $10.00 $4.00


Teacher Resources

   Teacher Guide PDF

A guide for a classroom teacher or group leader to use before coming to the caverns.

   What Did You See PDF

Fill this out directly after going on your cave tour.

   Hungry Cave Animals PDF

Students will learn about animals living in the cave, and the cave food chain.

    Bat Ecolocation PDF

Students will understand the meaning of echolocation and how it is helpful to bats.

    Soda Rocks Chemical Weathering PDF

Students will look at different types of rock to see which rock is more likely to be dissolved by carbonic acid.

   Travel Map PDF

A quick travel map you can refer to for directions.


Got Questions?

  • Do I need a mask?

    Masks are required.  

    Masks/face-coverings are required on tour and in the Visitor Center. Masks are available on site for minimal cost. All children must wear masks.

  • Is the Myst’ry River Voyage boat tour handicapped accessible?

    No  

    Our parking lot, Visitor Center/Gift Shop, and our Gemstone Mining sluice are handicapped accessible. Due to the natural constraints of the Caverns, our Myst’ry River tour is not handicapped accessible. For more detailed information, please call us.

  • What is the length of the tour?

    1 Hour  

    Our Myst’ry River boat tour is one hour in length and covers 1-1/4 miles aboard our electric-powered boats and a 400’ walking section.

  • Can I make a reservation?

    Reservations are required.  

    Reservations need to be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Reservations can be made by phone at 812-279-9471, 9 AM to 4 PM EST. We accept all major credit & debit cards.

I’ve been to a lot of caves, but the boat ride and gem hunt made it a fantastic field trip for the kids!

Amy S., Bloomington, IN