Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Caverns to Hold 9th Annual Discovery Days

Inside Pennsylvania's Lincoln Caverns.

Inside Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Caverns. Photo via Lincoln Caverns

Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Caverns will be celebrating its 81st year with two days of special historic tours, workshops and children’s activities next weekend, June 22nd and 23rd, 2013.

First discovered in 1930 during the construction of U.S. Route 22, the caverns opened to the public on June 25th, 1931, with the Dunlavy family, who still run it today, assuming management the following year.

Special one-hour-long historical tours, recounting the discovery and later opening of the cave, run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day leaving from the visitors’ center about every twenty minutes, rain or shine.

As part of this years celebration, tickets for the tours, will be available at 81% of the regular adult admission price.

Additionally guests are invited, at no extra charge, to take part in a number of family friendly activities including workshops on speleology, caves & karst, fossils and bats.

Workshop Schedule

  • 11:00 am – Introduction To Speleology
    Learn about cave formations, the different types of speleothems, cave life and conservation.
  • 12:00 pm – Cave Habitat
    Discover the unique underground environment and the animals that inhabit it.
  • 1:00 pm – Caves and Karst
    Learn more about caves and karst topography with experiments and trivia.
  • 2:00 pm – Introduction To Speleology
    Learn about cave formations, the different types of speleothems, cave life and conservation.
  • 3:00 pm – Fossils
    The most popular workshop which includes a fossil cast as well as a fossil hunt.
  • 4:00 pm – Bats Are Good Guys!
    Find out all about bats, including information about white-nose syndrome.

Lincoln Caverns is located just three miles west of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, near Raystown Lake.

For more information call 814-643-0268 or visit lincolncaverns.com.

[via Lincoln Caverns]

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