Plan A Field Trip
Fall 2014 Field Trips
Our Education season runs from September 1, 2014 through November 2, 2014. If you are interested in bringing your class to the Oregon Caves for educational purposes, please download and read the 2014 FIELD TRIP PACKET.
In this document you will find all the information to register for and plan a successful field trip. After thoroughly perusing the information, return to our registration materials to find the fillable forms used in booking your visit.
These forms should be downloaded, completed, and emailed to the Education Coordinator.
Fee waivers can be granted for other educational groups (e.g. university classes, science clubs, education groups not accommodated during the education season, etc.). Please visit Fee Waivers for more information or read more in the Field Trip Packet. Please check carefully to ensure that you have met ALL of the requirements.
Group rates are available for recreational groups (e.g. church groups, senior groups, etc.). Visit Fees and Reservations for more information.
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?
When visitors came to Oregon Caves in the late 1800's they had to explore the cave by candle light.