Calling All Homeschools!

Learn elements of geology, biology, and history all rolled into one fun cave tour adventure!

Your students will learn geology, biology, and history elements; all rolled into one fun cave tour lasting 70-80 minutes long! The weather is always a warm 56 degrees in the cave, no matter the temperature outside.

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Homeschool at Indiana Caverns Animation

create and experience with a Homeschool tour

Experience an environment that includes cave formations, a waterfall, unique cave life, and Ice Age fossils! Discover how the cave was formed, and how it was found.

PLUS, ride a boat on an underground stream!

Diverse Ecosystems

Indiana Caverns is considered one of the top biologic “Hot Spots” for cave life. 

Learn about some of the over 20 different forms of life that live only in caves!

Ice Age bones

Our Ice Age Fossils are renowned in Indiana. In fact, some of the Ice Age Fossils on display in Indiana State Museum were excavated from Indiana Caverns!

Come and see a paleontological dig in process to discover where these ancient bones have been found.

Groups, homeschool, and school tours at Indiana Caverns welcome center.

Interpretive Exhibits

Learn about the vast Binkley Cave System with maps to learn just how far this cave stretches beneath the surface.

Additional activities and Add ons

Gemstone Mining

Sluice through your own bag of sand and rocks to discover treasures. Identify the gemstones, fossils, and more. See more about Gemstone Mining here!

Cavern of the Sabertooth

Wondering what it’s like to explore a cave? This fun activity gives students a fun and safe way to experience “caving” without the mud!

Bat Chaser

Part zip line, part roller coaster, totally fun! This wild ride is fun and exciting, as students can ride the Bat Chaser and fly high above the cave park with their feet dangling!

  • Must Be At least 75 pounds and 52 inches.
  • You currently have to be at least 75 pounds, but no greater than 260.
  • You also need to be at least 52 inches (4′, 4″), but no greater than 79 inches (6′, 7″).

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Winter special animation for homeschoolers at Indiana Caverns

Looking for a winter activity for your Homeschooler?

Visit us during our homeschool days for fun + discovery regardless of the weather!

Hey Homeschool families! 

Visit Us On Weekdays: 

Monday-Friday, 9AM-2PM 

January 2-February 29, 2024

To Receive School Rates For 2-11 People!

Adults = $18 Per Person

Grades 9 -12 = $12 Per Person

Grades K-8 = $10 per person 

Age 3 and under are free

 No reservation needed for 2-11 tickets 

Plus receive fREE food to feed the goats and additional education programs!

Want to bring your support group of 12+? No problem, just call and make a school reservation to schedule tours and receive School Group rates all 12 months!

Interior of cave on Homeschoolers tour at Indiana Caverns

Questions about your next Homeschool visit?

What if it is raining?

Open rain or shine!

Rain makes the cave even more beautiful! Our cave tours are still open even with the rain. Our staff can modify your group’s schedule of outdoor activities in the event of rain.

Can I buy tickets online?

Give us a call!

For groups of 12 or more, we prefer you to give us a call two weeks or more in advance, so we can adequately accommodate you for the best experience.

How long is the Cave Tour?

On Average

80 minutes

Time times may vary from 75-90 minutes depending on the size of the tour, walking ability and even the questions asked. Visit our tour pages for tour distance, boat ride time, depth, and other tour-related information.

Do I Need A Jacket?

If You wish!

56 Degrees 

The cave is 56 degrees year round-like a pleasant spring or fall afternoon. You may appreciate a jacket or long sleeves during the underground boat ride. Good walking shoes are recommended. However, most anything without high heels should be fine. Thong sandals and flip flops are not suitable.

Who can go on a cave tour?

Not sure? Call!

People Of All Ages Are Able To Enjoy The Cave Tour. 

Although Indiana Caverns is not wheelchair accessible, almost anyone who can walk unassisted and do stairs at home should be able to enjoy the tour.

Elevation Details

There are 110 feet of elevation change in Indiana Caverns. Visitors must be able to walk up ramps and several sections of stairs to get to the boat ride portion of the tour. There are handrails throughout. After the boat ride, it's back up the way you came via several sections of stairs and a ramp.

Small Children or Infants

We have children of all ages do the tour. They must be carried in a front carrier for the cave tour if they cannot yet walk. Strollers, back carriers, and large diaper bags are not allowed; remember, there is no place to change the baby once in the cave.

Please enjoy your drinks and snacks before the tour—no food, drink, or snacks allowed in the cave.

Best Time For a homeschooler Visit?

any time, but...

Visit Us January 2-February 29, 2024 To Receive School Rates For 2-11 People!

  • Grades K-8 = $10 Per Person 
  • Grades 9 And Up = $12 Per Person
  • Adults = $18 Per Person

Plus Receive FREE Food To Feed The Goats And Additional Education Programs!

 No reservation needed for 2-11 tickets. 

Call With Questions

Want to bring your support group of 12+? No problem, just call and make a school reservation to schedule tours and receive School Group Rates all 12 months!

Do you have a picnic area?

We sure do!

Our shelter house can seat up to 80 at one time. 

We also have picnic tables scattered around the shelter house and we have a large fire ring for group gatherings. 

Do you offer any Free activities?

Yes! Can you believe it?

  • Our karst interpretive trail is available year-round as is the Wooded Nature Trail. 
  • We have several exhibits in the Welcome Center that we discuss with groups that are split into groups of approximately 18. 
  • For schools, we offer several “Information Station” activities free of charge, combined with tours and gem mining.