Get ready to DISCOVER!
Discovery Days is an exciting celebration of the International Year of Caves & Karst and the International Day of Caves & the Subterranean World (June 6). Bring your family and friends and take part in this safe, hands-on caving experience, accompanied by an educational adventure filled with live demonstrations, presentations from cave experts and so much more.
EXPLORE – For the weekend of June 5th and 6th, we are focusing on exploration. There will be live demonstrations by our own cave exploration team on vertical rope climbing and knot tying techniques for explorers. A "cave squeeze box" will be available to try out so you can feel how small some of the spaces are when exploring "wild caves".
UNDERSTAND – June 12th and 13th, we are focusing on understanding. Our staff geologist will give a presentation and be on hand to answer questions on cave and karst formations as well as a visit from another special guest. Cave exploration techniques will be on display and a fun activity is scheduled for this weekend: making a sinkhole in a cup.
PROTECT – The focus for June 19th and 20th will be protection of these special landscapes and the critters that inhabit them. In addition to our cave explorers, special guests will show us how and why protection is necessary for these natural resources and how it effects our daily lives.
CELEBRATE – Join the party on June 26th and 27th! It is time to celebrate, as Discovery Days comes to a close, additional entertainment will be onsite and don't miss the special giveaways!