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Plan a trip worth its merit where you are the explorer in an underground world.

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SALT ACADEMY

A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR
3RD-5TH GRADERS TO DO SOME DEEP THINKING!

School Rates Available August 15th - May 23rd
Call us at 620.662.1425 to learn how to take advantage of our special rates!

SALT ACADEMY CURRICULUM

Includes elements from the Science Assessments such as:

  • Geology – classifications of rocks, property identification and understanding of the geological environment underground

  • General knowledge about mining of rock salt and how it is used

  • Introduction of concepts such as the importance of airflow in the mine and how people, machinery, and salt move around the mine

  • Understanding of how miners are environmentally responsible and of mine safety practices

  • Use of higher level thinking skills throughout

ABOUT SALT ACADEMY

Allow 2.5 hours from early arrival at Strataca until back on the bus. After descending 650 feet underground on the hoist, students will experience a walking tour that is handicap accessible. It includes a guided tour of the Galleries, plus an area only available to school groups where students will be able to choose a souvenir piece of salt. Also included is a tour of the Underground Vaults and Storage exhibit. A stop in the gift shop must be requested in advance and adds 30 minutes to your time underground.

CAPACITY

Groups of 30 will depart 20 minutes apart.

COST

$8.00 per student. One adult per 12 students is required and free. Additional adults up too, but no more than, the number of free chaperones can accompany the group at the chaperone rate of $12 when booked and paid with the group. Extra parents will not be allowed to purchase tickets for this special educational experience.
(Prices do not include tax.)

NOTE: School rates apply to groups of 12 or more students only.

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SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

FIELD TRIPS FOR GRADES K-12

School Rates Available August 15th - May 23rd
Call us at 620.662.1425 to learn how to take advantage of our special rates!

1 1/2 to 2 hours from early arrival at STRATACA until you are back on the bus. After descending 650 feet underground on the hoist, students will experience a walking tour that is handicap accessible. It includes a guided tour through the galleries, including the Underground Vaults and Storage exhibit, a souvenir piece of salt, and a visit to the gift shop, if requested in advance and time allows. The Dark Ride, a 30 minute guided tour on a tram, is an optional add-on depending on group size and time constraints.

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CAPACITY

Groups of 30 will depart 20 minutes apart.

COST

$7.00 per student (grades K-12). One adult per 12 students is required and free. Additional adults up to, but no more than, the number of free chaperones allowed can accompany the group at the special chaperone rate of $12.00 when booked and paid with the group.

Extra parents will not be allowed to purchase tickets for this special educational experience. Adding the optional Dark Ride is an additional cost of $3.00 per person. (Prices do not include sales tax.)

NOTE: School rates apply to groups of 12 or more students only.

BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE NOW

April and May fill up quickly. Call 620.662.1425 or toll free 866.755.3450

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SALT RESOURCES

GENERAL INFORMATION

Salt information from America’s largest table salt producer.
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky, Penguin Group, 2003. — An epic history of salt.
The Carey Salt Mine by Barbara Ulrich
Salt Chemistry
Salt 101

CURRICULUM & EVENTS

General

Elementary:

  • Growing salt crystal experiment for students Grades 1-5..

  • Cleaning Pennies with salt and vinegar...

Secondary:

ADDITIONAL RELATED TOPICS

SALT MUSEUMS & MINES OF THE WORLD

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SCOUT ADVENTURES

Strataca offers overnight experiences for scouts that have become extremely popular! Visiting troops will make memories to remember forever at either one of our TWO unique and different underground camping options.

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Overnight Underground – Scouts learn about Strataca’s environment from a unique perspective and then camp overnight in the mine.

Merit Badge Overnight – Scouts have the same experience as those at the Overnight Underground but with a few additional perks. They will not just have the memories from an unforgettable camping experience, by the time they leave they will also have completed all the requirements to earn either the Geology merit badge, the Mining in Society merit badge, or both!


  • Scouts must be 10-18 years of age.

  • Minimum number of participants for any overnight is 50, maximum is 100. (Interested troops are combined to reach min./max. number.)

  • There is limited chaperone space — no more than 1 adult for every 4 scouts.

  • Troops must check in on Saturday afternoon/early evening (depending on the chosen Adventure) and are released on Sunday at 7:00am.

  • Packing instructions, required equipment, and arrival times will be sent to the Scout Master who makes the reservations.

  • Cost for Overnight Underground is $50 per person and includes an evening meal.

  • Cost for Merit Badge Overnight is $75 per scout and $60 per adult chaperone. includes an evening meal.

  • Cost for DOUBLE Merit Badge Overnightis $90 per scout and $60 per adult chaperone includes an evening meal.

Merit with Overnight

  • November 16, 2019 

  • January 11, 2020 

  • January 25, 2020 

  • February 8, 2020 

  • February 22, 2020 

  • February 29, 2020 

  • March 7, 2020

Boy Scout Overnight

  • February 1, 2020

Cub Scout Overnight 

  • October 26, 2019

For reservations call Strataca at 620-662-1425 or 866-755-3450.