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Stark Caverns Educational Programs

Immersive Education

Stark Caverns is a natural fit to bring science and history to life to enrich your school based or home-based curriculum.


Adaptable to Group Size

We offer a range of experiences for youth and teachers based on group size and curriculum interests.


Lesson Plan Ready

Our educational materials and activities for grades K-8 have been developed in partnership with the Museum at Prairie Fire in Kansas City, and are aligned with Missouri Learning Standards.

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Our Team is ready to make your next Field Trip a blast!

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Regular Field Trips

Regular Field Trips are group rates for our normal daily tours. Privately booked, your class or school will have a private, fun & educational tour of our cavern.

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Regular Field Trip Student Pricing

SMALL CLASS 
(1-9 Students)


$12.25
Per Student
Smaller standard school tour groups or Home school groups with a size of 1-9 students, appropriate for grades K-12.
(may be combined with one of our standard daily tour groups)
  • Each student will receive an educational bingo card

  • Complimentary admission for 1 teacher and 1 bus driver

  • This tour is approximately 1 hour long

MEDIUM CLASS 
(10-30 Students)


$8.25
Per Student
  • Complimentary admission will be included for 1 chaperone for every 10 students (Stark Caverns encourages schools or home-based education groups to bring along chaperones or teachers to supplement the experience for the students. We request that each participating group bring 1 parent/chaperone per 10 students)

  • Complimentary admission is included for all teachers and bus drivers

  • Includes an arrow head replica for each participating student up to 5th grade -or- wooden nickel.

  • This tour is approximately 45-55 minutes long per group

  • Larger group sizes will be further divided into groups of 20-25, included in this count are students and parents, each group will have its own private tour guide.

  • Divided groups are taken into the cave in 15-minute intervals with no more than 75 participants (3 groups of 25) in the cave at any point in time, with that in mind larger groups of 75 or more will need to adjust times accordingly.

LARGE CLASS 
(31-75 Students)


$6.25
Per Student
  • Complimentary admission will be included for 1 chaperone for every 10 students (Stark Caverns encourages schools or home-based education groups to bring along chaperones or teachers to supplement the experience for the students. We request that each participating group bring 1 parent/chaperone per 10 students)

  • Complimentary admission is included for all teachers and bus drivers

  • Includes an arrow head replica for each participating student up to 5th grade -or- wooden nickel.

  • This tour is approximately 45-55 minutes long per group

  • Larger group sizes will be further divided into groups of 20-25, included in this count are students and parents, each group will have its own private tour guide.

  • Divided groups are taken into the cave in 15-minute intervals with no more than 75 participants (3 groups of 25) in the cave at any point in time, with that in mind larger groups of 75 or more will need to adjust times accordingly.

Regular Field Trip Parent/Staff Pricing

SMALL CLASS 
(1-9 Students)


$19.50
Per Parent / Additional Staff

MEDIUM CLASS 
(10-30 Students)


$16.50
Per Parent / Additional Staff

LARGE CLASS 
(31-80 Students)


$14.50
Per Parent / Additional Staff

Classes In the Cavern

School tours with the educational program / classes in the cave option, requires a minimum size of 30 or more students, appropriate for grades K-8 (private tour guide included)

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Classes in the Cavern Student Pricing

MEDIUM CLASS 
(30-75 Students)


$10.50
Per Student
  • Groups with 30-75 students will includes our 3-core “classes in the cave” activity stations: Cave Eco-Systems, Missouri Archeology and Earth Sciences.

    • Complimentary admission will be included for 1 chaperone for every 10 students (Stark Caverns encourages schools or home-based education groups to bring along chaperones or teachers to supplement the experience for the students. We request that each participating group bring 1 parent/chaperone per 10 students)

    • Complimentary admission for all teachers and bus drivers

LARGE CLASS 
(76-100 Students)


$9.50
Per Student
  • Groups with 76-100 students will include our 3-core activity station plus an additional station on American Settlers

    • Complimentary admission will be included for 1 chaperone for every 10 students (Stark Caverns encourages schools or home-based education groups to bring along chaperones or teachers to supplement the experience for the students. We request that each participating group bring 1 parent/chaperone per 10 students)

    • Complimentary admission for all teachers and bus drivers

MEGA CLASS 
(101+ Students)


$8.25
Per Student
  • Groups with 101 or more students will include all 5 of our available activity stations: Cave Eco-Systems, Missouri Archeology and Earth Sciences, American Settlers and Cave Mapping

    • Complimentary admission will be included for 1 chaperone for every 10 students (Stark Caverns encourages schools or home-based education groups to bring along chaperones or teachers to supplement the experience for the students. We request that each participating group bring 1 parent/chaperone per 10 students)

    • Complimentary admission for all teachers and bus drivers

This tour is approximately 1-2 hours in length depending on group size, larger group sizes will be further divided into groups of 20-25 participants, included in this count are students and parents. Each divided group will have its own private tour guide who will alternate them between stations. Groups larger than 125 participants will need to arrive in staggered intervals.

We accept check, cash or credit cards for payment either at the time of arrival, or by advance invoice. We do recommend paying on the day of arrival in case attendance numbers change.

Classes in the Cavern Parent/Staff Pricing

MEDIUM CLASS 
(30-75 Students)


$14.00
Per Parent / Additional Staff

LARGE CLASS 
(76-100 Students)


$13.00
Per Parent / Additional Staff

MEGA CLASS 
(101+ Students)


$12.00
Per Parent / Additional Staff

Book Now or Request Additional Info

Our Team is ready to make your next Field Trip a blast!

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