Simple and reasonable
inspires love of learning
The perfect way inspire students to love learning.
If you’re the kind of teacher who wants your students to love learning, CaveSim is for you. Our stated goal is to make learning so much fun that kids of all ages forget that they’re learning. This is why each program is taught by passionate, highly trained educators who also happen to be talented cave explorers, inventors, and leaders. We teach important core content, but our program is also about much more than that.
The 3 most important reasons to work with us:
We’re happy to customize our program to suit your needs. Most schools choose a full-day or multi-day program, and have us work with each group of students for 60-90 minutes. A typical program includes:
The trailer is only 24′ long, but has 60′ of cave inside. Kids (and adults) explore multiple levels using rope ladders and climbing holds. The cave is interactive – participants get scored by a computer based on how carefully they explore. See our logistics flyer for setup details.
Cave rescue GEAR
We bring a real cave rescue stretcher, and kids of all ages take turns being carried by staff and fellow students. This is an excellent way for students to learn about teamwork, communication, and leadership. We also bring other gear, like rescue phones.
This adjustable-height box is a great way for students to challenge themselves physically. As the box height gets adjusted, students get to measure the box with a tape measure to practice mental math.
Our programs typically include several bat games to help students learn about bat biology and how bats benefit humans.
We offer many demos, including chemistry with carbide lamps, geology with HCl acid, energy and waves with rescue phones, and biology with a real bat skeleton and guano. Just tell us what you’re interested in.
How we price
Our school program pricing is simple: we charge a per-student fee and a per-mile fee. When more schools in your area book our program, your per-mile fee goes down. If enough schools in your area book our program, we’ll waive the per-mile fee completely.
Programs built for your students.
No matter where you are in the lower 48 states, or how big or small your school, we’re happy to work with you. Choose an option below.
Teachers and parents are always free
Most popular (150-200 students/day)
Most schools choose this option.
Based on 10 schools in the region, 150-200 students/day
Medium group (100-149 students/day)
The big benefit: we’ll include a free lab, which is up to an $8/student value.
Based on 10 schools in the region, 100-149 students/day
Small group (99 or fewer)
The big benefit of a small group: we’ll automatically include two labs at no additional cost, which is up to a $16/student value.
Based on 10 schools in the region, 75-99 students. Includes any two labs, valued at up to $16/student.
We’ve done programs in 17 states, but we’re proud to call Colorado home. If you’re a Colorado school, you’ll receive a 20% discount, regardless of your group size.
For 150-200 students/day
For 100-149 students/day
For 75-99 students/day
Add an evening event
If you’re looking to engage families, adding an evening event is an easy way to do it. CaveSim is perfect for Science Night, Parents’ Night Out, or a PTO fundraiser. We can add this program either the evening before or after your during-school program, and we’re flexible about event duration. Evening event pricing is typically in the range of $250 – $350/hour.
Add a lab to your program
Standard programs can be enhanced by adding our labs, which provide an in-depth educational experience in a specific subject, like biology or engineering. We never use kits because our goal is to teach students that engineering and science are accessible to them without the use of pre-prepared materials. We emphasize conservation by using recycled materials in our engineering labs.
WaterProof Flashlight Lab
Cave Formation lab
Waves & Energy Lab
The easiest (and best) “field trip” you'll take this year
Over and over, teachers and students tell us that having CaveSim come to their school is the best experience of the year.
See how CaveSim compares to the average science and nature museum:
The CaveSim experience
typical cost; no busing needed
Science and nature museum
national average, including busing