Ruby Falls welcomes your visit! For planning purposes, we would like to pass along that our partner attraction, The Incline Railway, is temporarily closed for seasonal maintenance and anticipates reopening mid-November. Please check back for updates. 

School Groups

A field trip to Ruby Falls includes a guided tour hosted by a knowledgable tour guide who will interact with your students in showing them vaiorus elements of the cavern, explaining how caves are crated and the formations of stalagmites and stalactites. There is also an opportunity for your class to climb the Lookout Mountain Tower, play in the Fun Forest Playground, and eat lunch (with advance reservations) on our deck. For an additional fee, they may pan for gemstones or have a class photo taken. 


Educational Group Rates

To make a reservation, contact us at 800.755.7105 or use the reservation request form. (link to “reservation request form”)

 

Adult*

Child (ages 3-18)

Ruby Falls

$13.50

$6.00

Ruby Falls & Rock City Combination

$28.00

$12.00

Ruby Falls, Rock City, and Incline Railway

$39.00

$18.00

Caves & Critters – Ruby Falls & Chattanooga Arboretum/Nature Center

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$21.50

$10.00

*All educational groups receive 1 adult free for every 10 paid students. 


How to Plan

  • Group reservations are required. Call 800.755.7105 or fill out the Group Reservation Request Form to make your reservations.
  • One person must pay for the entire group upon arrival in order to receive the group rate.
    • If parents, or other chaperones, would like to pay individually, they will be charged the regular retail rate, not the discounted group rate.
  • Please allow a minimum of 2 hours at Ruby Falls for the tour, Lookout Tower, and Gift Shop
  • The cave the around 60 degrees year round, so please dress accordingly. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Closed toe shoes are recommended
  • Ruby Falls is located in the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Each tour holds up to 50 people. If your group is larger than 50, you will be divided into smaller groups.
  • Group meals are available with 2 week advance notice. Menu Selections and Pricing
  • Bringing your own lunch? We do offer lunch facilities for groups bringing their own lunch. Again, advance reservations are required.
  • Free bus/motorcoach parking available.
  • Underground guided cave tour covers about 4/5 of a mile walk.
  • Cave is not handicap or stroller accessible.

Educational Curriculum Guide

By the end of your trip, your students should be able to :

  • Explain how caves are formed
  • Identify six types of formations found in limestone caves and explain how they are formed
  • Name four minerals seen in caves
  • Explain the formation of sedimentary rock, the formation of mountains, and the role of water in those processes
  • Develop an awareness of our environment

Teacher Resources