Cumberland Caverns- McMinnville, TN
Eastern Standard Time
Begins: 10:30 a.m. Ends: 2:00 p.m.
Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
Begins: 9:30 a.m. Ends: 1:00 p.m.
1437 Cumberland Caverns Road
McMinnville, TN 37110
This outing is for all grade levels. We will be going on a fully guided tour of a lighted, developed area of Cumberland Caverns where the students will learn about the fascinating geology, unique history and wildlife that inhabits the cave. We will also be eating a picnic lunch in the Volcano Room of the cave. After our tour, students will each receive a bag of gems and minerals. Students will go to the fossil and gem mining sluice to find what is hidden in their bag.
Our tour time is 10:00 CST. We need everyone to arrive by 9:30 CST to allow time to sign in, collect payments, and gather lunches so we can begin our tour on time.
50-60 minute tour of the cavern
30 minute lunch
15 minute walking time to and from cave
30-60 minutes of panning for gems or fossils
Cumberland Caverns offers unique educational programs designed to both excite and inform students about the wonders of the underground. Each program includes a fully guided tour of a lighted developed area of Cumberland Caverns where students will learn about the fascinating geology, unique history and wildlife that inhabits the cave.
In order to receive the school discount prices, we must pay with one payment. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:30 CST with EXACT CHANGE (dollars and coins) ready. The teachers sponsoring the outing will collect the money and make the payment for the group. If you arrive late or after we make the payment for the group, you may not be able to go on the tour with us.
• For your safety, PLEASE wear good walking shoes.
• You will need to bring your own picnic lunch to this outing. The Cavern staff will collect our lunches before the tour and have them ready for us in the Volcano Room.
Students (K-8): $10.98
Children birth-4: Free tour and $6.57 if they would like a gem bag too
Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name:
Please sign up by May 8th.
NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.
Permission Slip: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf
Photo Release: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf
Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.