About Our Program

Thank you for your interest in our program! We offer curriculum-based educational programs for school groups in grades 3-5. Other ages are welcome to visit for educational purposes. Cave tours and teacher-led field activities are free of charge for groups utilizing the Monument's resources to extend their district or state curriculum, but not for recreation purposes. We hope you will take advantage of the teaching (and learning) opportunities found here at your Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve. Thanks for your involvement and input.

If you are not able to visit the monument in person, feel free to peruse our online curriculum materials which may aid your classroom study of caves. Our materials focus on geology and watersheds. Contact us if you have questions!


Our Mission

To provide curriculum-based educational opportunities that allow participants to develop connections with the natural and cultural resources at Oregon Caves. By doing so, the hope is to instill an appreciation of our public lands and to promote life-long student who appreciate stewardship.


Curriculum-Based Education Field Trips

Before visiting the monument, we need ALL visitors to help protect our bats. A fatal disease in bats known as White-Nose Syndrome has already killed millions of bats across North America, and is spreading west. Avoid spreading the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats!

Inform all students and chaperones before your visit to Oregon Caves that they must plan ahead not to bring ANY items that have been worn or used in any cave, mine, or bat hibernation site in the USA or Canada since 2005, or in ANY cave in Europe. This includes shoes, camera bags, and clothes. Even if the item has been washed, there is still a risk. Do not bring it!

For more information on how to plan a field trip, please visit our Plan A Field Trip page.


Last updated: March 3, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523


541 592-2100

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