• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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Plan A Field Trip

We are currently in the process of updating our website for Fall 2014 Field Trips. Please check back in a few days. If you have any questions, you may leave a message for the Education Coordinator at 541-592-2100 ext.2261.

The spring scheduling begins April 28th, 2014.

Times: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: Up to 3 hours
Fees: Free to groups qualifying for an academic fee waiver
Capacity: 60 people maximum including 4-8 chaperones
Chaperones: Classes will be divided into groups of no more than 15 for the cave tour. Counted among these 15 should be at least 1 and no more than 2 chaperones.

Due to available staffing at the Monument, accommodations may be limited to specific dates and/or student numbers. All requests are taken on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to serve your class, we need you to complete the registration materials.

 

Prepare for Your Visit

Please download the following materials in order to be prepared for the field trip.

When You Arrive at Oregon Caves

The bus parking area is part of the public parking area. When you arrive, you will need to walk your group up to the Visitors Center from the lower parking lot (about 900 feet). Please send one chaperone ahead to the Visitors Center front desk to inform us of your arrival, and gather students in the picnic area (indicated on the map included in the Teacher’s Checklist). A Park Ranger will come and give a brief orientation to students and chaperones before the cave tour begins.

When You Depart from Oregon Caves

The field trip does not include time for visiting the gift shop. If your school has allotted extra time after the ranger activities are completed, your students may visit the gift shop. There must be at least one adult accompanying each group of four children, with a maximum of 8 students at a time in the gift shop.

Did You Know?

rough-skinned newt DYK

A rough-skinned newt has tetrodotoxin, one of the world’s strongest poisons. A threatened newt exposes its bright red-orange belly, a stop sign that says “eat me and you will be sorry!”