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Educational Fee Waiver Basics
Timpanogos Cave National Monument is excited to be part of your school's continuing efforts towards excellence. The National Park Service has a strong tradition of education and we are proud to promote parks as classrooms. To assist local educators with their curriculums, Timpanogos Cave National Monument has a fee waiver program in place for educational or scientific institutions.
A limited number of educational fee waivers are available for the cave tour season. Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We suggest that you send in your application early and be flexible in scheduling.
In Spring and Fall educational fee waivers for 60 people per day are available Monday through Friday. In June, July, and August 60 educational fee waivers per day are available Monday through Thursday. Groups larger than 60 people (students and adults) may choose to divide the group and visit the caves over two days or pay for the additional students/adults.
Fee Waiver Application Process
To apply for an educational fee waiver please complete and send us the Educational Fee Waiver Application Form by mail, fax or email beginning February 1, 2013.
In order for us to grant an educational fee waiver you are required to send with the application a lesson plan outline (one to two pages) on the subject that has been or will be taught. The lesson plan outline must show the direct relationship between the purpose of your visit and your curriculum. You should consider topics such as rocks and minerals, cave features, cave forming processes, local history, or other cave related subjects. The content of your lesson plan outline will be used to determine fee waiver eligibility. The National Park Service is not authorized to waive fees for recreational visits. Lack of, or insufficiently prepared documentation, may result in your application being denied.
If you would like an application mailed to you please contact us at 801-756-5239.
Applications will be accepted starting February 1, for the upcoming cave tour season. Applications received before February 1 will not be considered and will be returned to the sender.
Mail your application (form & lesson plan outline) to:
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Email your application (form & lesson plan outline) to:
Fax your application (form & lesson plan outline) to:
If your application is approved, a confirmation letter will be emailed to you. Bring the confirmation letter with you to the monument; it will be your fee waiver. Your original application will be kept on file in the visitor center for auditing purposes. If you do not receive a response, please contact us at 801-756-5239.
Important Fee Waiver Notices
Group Rules and Safety
Who to Contact
Contact Mike Gosse at 801-756-5239 ext. 201 for questions or comments about the educational fee waiver program.
Contact the visitor center at 801-756-5238 for general questions about the monument and the cave.
Did You Know?
At an elevation of 11,750 ft, Mt. Timpanogos is the 2nd highest mountain in Utah’s Wasatch Range. The word Timpanogos (tim´p?no´gas) comes from the Timpanogots Ute tribe who lived in the surrounding valleys from A.D. 1400. The name translates as rock (tumpi-), and water mouth or canyon (panogos).