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.
Groups of 30 will depart 20 minutes apart.
$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.