The Caverns of Sonora

The Caverns of Sonora feature the most active caves in the world, with more than 90% of their formations still “growing.” On a group tour, explore the cave’s decorated passages and marvel at the flowstone and speleothem formations. Groups in grades K-6th can learn about cave biology, paleontology, geology, and speleology during a presentation in the Underground Classroom interactive program. Older learners can take an advanced version of the Underground Classroom program, which allows them to take a belayed descent into Devil’s Pit. Activities for groups include sluicing for gems and exploring the nature trail. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1711 Private Road, Sonora, TX 76950. Sutton County. Tel: 325-387-3105. Email: cavernsofsonora@cavernsofsonora.com. Website: www.cavernsofsonora.com. Hrs: Vary by season.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Caves and Mines Lesson Plan

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have features like crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites. Students observe the unique geological features of caves and learn how minerals are unearthed and mined. ... Continue