Calling All Teachers - Bridal Cave Makes a Fun and Educational Field Trip!

Our outdoor attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks is the top destination for field trips at the Lake of the Ozarks. Thousands of school children visit our cave in the spring for both a fun and educational adventure. Missouri is known as the “Cave State” and if you’ve incorporated geology into your science lessons, a trip through Bridal Cave is the perfect hands-on learning opportunity. Read on to learn more about taking a field trip to Bridal Cave!

A Trip Through Bridal Cave 

A trip through Bridal Cave is a field trip they will never forget! We have many groups that just tour Bridal Cave, but our most popular field trip is our Discovery Tour which includes a tour through Bridal Cave, a trip through another natural cave on property, and outdoor classrooms. Read on to get the full details for our Discovery Tour!

The Discovery Tour… An Adventure in Learning

A Two Hour Educational Program

Part One – Outdoor Classrooms

Your program will begin with a one-half-mile walk through the Northern slopes of Thunder Mountain Park. Two outdoor classrooms will be encountered along the Trail utilizing hands-on learning exercises. Each portion is designed to aid the student in grasping the fundamentals of cave geology and man’s relationship to his environment.

Part Two – Flashlight Tour of Bear Cave

Bear Cave has been left in its natural state to allow the participant to gain an awareness of this precious natural resource. Because of Missouri’s great abundance of caves, this portion of the program will concentrate on caving safety techniques and creating an appreciation for this delicate eco-system found only in the Ozarks. Each participant receives a souvenir flashlight to take home.

Part Three – Bridal Cave

Your program will conclude with a special interpretive tour of world-famous Bridal Cave. Here your guide will tie together all of the experiences your students have received during the earlier segments of the field trip. How and why Missouri is known as the “Cave State” is just one of the topics covered.

Rock and Mineral Shop

Thunder Mountain Park's rock and mineral shop gives everyone a chance to see some very unique specimens from around the world. Thunder Mountain Mining Company even offers some hands-on sluicing, where the kids can "pan" for gemstones and keep what they find. This activity is an extra $5 per child. We also take a group photo of all of the field trips that come through our cave, and it is available for purchase after the program.

If you are a teacher searching for a school field trip that is not only educational but loads of fun, then look no further than our Lake of the Ozarks family fun attraction. Now is the time to schedule your group outing for end of year field trips. We offer special discounted pricing for all of our field trips, making it affordable for kids to enjoy a day in our park and teachers and bus drivers are always complimentary. Give us a call today to book your field trip!

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526 Bridal Cave Road
Camdenton, MO 65020
(573) 346-2676


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