CHECKLIST Before your visit:

• Call for current rates (our best school rates are available for groups choosing to visit during the months of December through February).

• Clear field trip with school authorities.

• Secure buses or other transportation to the Caverns.

• Make reservations with Natural Bridge Caverns (please call as far in advance as possible: some popular days are filled months in advance).

• Verify date and time on written confirmation you receive from Natural Bridge Caverns.

• Send home permission slips.

• Collect money from students as well as from any parents/chaperones who are attending.

• Remember on the Discovery Tour, you get one free teacher pass for every 20 tickets purchased!

• No personal checks or personal credit cards can be accepted for group payments. You must pay with a check or credit card from your school, organization, or district.

• Payments should include the cost of students, teachers and parents.

• For tax-exempt gift shop and snackbar purchases: You must pay with a check or credit card from your school, organization or district.

• No cash, personal checks or personal credit cards can be accepted for tax-exempt purchases. Fax or bring a completed and signed Tax Exemption Certificate.

• The name on the certificate should match the name of the tax-exempt organization on the check or credit card.

• For your convenience we can invoice your school. Please have a purchase order or other paperwork that is required by your district with you when you arrive.

On the day of your visit:

• Obtain final count of how many students in each grade, teachers and parents/chaperones are present and planning to take the tour.

• Allow plenty of driving time to reach Natural Bridge Caverns by your scheduled time.

• Give final count to Ticket Office upon arrival and present your entire group payment.

• Our staff will greet your group out at your bus and direct each group where to line up.

• Have a wonderful time with your students as they attend school in a unique experience outside of the classroom!

Please remember (and help your students to remember):

• This is an all-walking tour. The length is 3/4 mile (1.21 KM) and descends 180 feet (54.86 meters) below the surface. Please consider any limiting physical conditions before entering the caverns.

• Cavern temperature is 70°F (21°C) and relative humidity is 99%. Cavern trails are steep and wet.

• Wear comfortable walking shoes which provide good traction on steep, wet surfaces.

• Do not touch or damage the formations, walls and ceilings. Stay on trail and behind tour guide.

• No food or drinks are permitted in the Cavern. Deposit all trash in containers.

• No smoking or chewing gum permitted in the Visitors’ Center or Cavern.

• Do not throw coins into the water.

• Students must be under adult supervision at all times when in the Gift Shops.

• Sack lunches are not permitted in the Visitors’ Center.

Call (210) 651-6101 to book your trip!