Reindeer Encounter

Reindeer Encounter will be back December 8th & 9th! Prancer, Santa, and Mrs. Claus are returning to Lost River Cave for another weekend of wintry fun. Be sure to check out the new ticket details for this year’s event: Learn More

Snow Flurry Scurry 

Runners mark you calendars! The fifth annual Snow Flurry Scurry 5K benefitting the Lost River Cave Nature Center will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 9:00 am! Prizes will be given to the Top 5 overall male and female and top male and female from each age division. Printable Registration Form

Past-the-Dam Cave Walk

Join us November 18, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm as we explore the Lost River Cave past the boat tour dam. Walk with staff experienced in caving, cave geology, and cave biology to see what we can find. Walk will be wet and strenuous, requires no experience in caving. All equipment provided.   Learn More

The Civil War at Lost River Cave

Join us December 2, 2018 for a two-part session on Civil War history at Lost River Cave.  Discover the history and the role of Lost River Cave during the Civil War from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. For those who want to expand their experience, join experienced staff members in a trip to the upper passageway of the cave where civil war soldiers left their mark on the cave wall from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This activity is strenuous and helmets and headlamps will be provided. Learn More

Water Wheel Rounds at Lost River Cave

Hear original music performed by the talented songwriters who wrote it. Each unique performance will feature local artists, guests from Nashville, and as far away as Toronto, Canada. Learn More

Nature Trading Post 

The Nature Trading Post empowers children to learn about and share their exciting outdoor discoveries. This attraction is open the 2nd and 4th Saturday, April-October, from 1-4 pm.  Learn More

Junior Naturalist Program

Designed for children ages 6-12 who meet every other month to discover, investigate and enjoy fun nature-centered adventures. The programs give children hands-on experiences as they explore and learn about nature. Check back for upcoming Junior Naturalist Programs. Learn More


Lost River Cave is proud to host Tinkergarten BG! Tinkergarten provides high-quality play-based early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors! Learn More

Green River Grotto

The Green River Grotto holds monthly meetings in the River Birch Room at Lost River Cave. This organization is dedicated to the responsible survey, documentation, clean-up, and conservation of caves and the karst landscape. Learn More

Kentucky Sierra Club – Mammoth Cave Group  

Lost River Cave is home to the Mammoth Cave Group of the Kentucky Sierra Club Chapter. The group meets at 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month in the River Birch Room. The group focuses on environmental issues impacting the Mammoth Cave area including sprawl, and air and water quality issues. Learn More