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School Field Trips in Western North Carolina

The Pisgah Forest Gem Mine offers one of the most exciting and informative school field trips in western North Carolina.  Our gem mining field trips are both educational and fun!

Must call for a reservation to do group session rates.

Picnic time by the river

Educational Tour Group Rates

      **school groups, camps, church groups, Scouts, home school, etc**
    Includes mining, educational session and gem mine group leader and several other freebies shown below.

Under 10 miners-  $2 off any bucket size 1 gallon or larger

 For more than 10 miners, call for great rates!
-You must purchase a student bucket to participate in teaching  and experiment segments
We have facilities to accommodate up to 120 students per visit

Educational Tour Group Rates Include:

One Teacher/Leader for each group receives a free 1/2 gallon of mine ore

  • Each Student Receives their own 1/2 gallon bucket of mine ore
  • Each student takes home the gems they find in their own treasure bag
  • Each student takes home a GEM ID card

Each group gets a 20-minute educational session designed for the age of your group (in our classroom OR outside)

We can tailor to your groups needs; call or email us your special requests.

Each group gets a fluorescent/experimental educational session, inside
Each group gets a personal gem mine leader and onsite gem identification
Indoor and outdoor mining, so you can come any season, rain or shine.     
Bus parking Available
Add ons:
Hendersonville location: we can help you coordinate lunch or other downtown activities-
Pisgah Forest location: Picnic area available for your group on site or 5 minutes down the road in the National Forest.
call (828) 367-8330 or email for details


Tours are available at any time during operating hours. Must call ahead!

Allow about 1 1/2 hours for your fun-filled adventure!

Picnic Area: Pigsah Forest Location Only

Bring a PICNIC and enjoy your lunch by our beautiful Turkey Creek Falls!

Allow more time for your group if you would like to picnic.

School days at the Gem Mine
Please go to our Contact Page ,call or email with any requests or questions. (828) 367-8330

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