BOOKING A TOUR
*** TOUR REQUEST PERIOD BEGAN AUG 1, 2019 ***
The 2019-2020 Tour Schedule is now full. You may request to be placed on the waiting list by following the information listed below.
**TOUR INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED. YOU MUST READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW. NOT FOLLOWING NEW INSTRUCTIONS MAY JEOPARDIZE YOUR TOUR REQUESTS**
If you would like to request a tour date to bring your group to the mine this coming school year please email us at Reservations@McCawMines.org. Tours MUST be reserved via e-mail. No phone reservations will be accepted.
BEGINNING August 1, 2019, you may request a tour date by emailing ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW:
1) Your Group Name,
2) The Group Leader that will be attending the tour,
3) The Group Leader Contact Phone Number (preferably cell number),
4) The Dates Being Requested, AND
5) An Estimate of the Number of Participants and the TOTAL Number of Attenders (Participants + Adult Supervision).
Once we have evaluated the request we will send a confirmation email if we can accommodate your request. Failure to provide all the required information could delay a confirmation and could jeopardize being confirmed for the requested dates.
For all CCSD requests it is then up to your school to contact transportation and arrange for the bus. You should do this immediately as the field trip buses go quickly. When filling out your bus request make sure you use our correct address, 57 Lynn Lane in Henderson or the Location #701929. Please don't be disappointed. Sign up early. Tours are TYPICALLY FILLED UP BY AUGUST 31st. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Maximum number of students per tour is 35.
McCaw School of Mines will reimburse your CCSD school ONLY AFTER we receive a paid receipt from your office manager. The receipt can be emailed or mailed to our P.O. Box 91208, Henderson, NV 89009. Maximum reimbursement is $160 per tour.
For all NON CCSD groups there is a $5 donation per "Attender" (All children AND adults) and they will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the mine. "Attenders" are anyone over 45" in height. Those children under 45" in height may accompany a group but must be supervised by an adult attender at all times and may not be allowed to participate in all activities. Participants are Attenders that actively engage in our hands-on activities. Maximum number of participants per tour is 35. Donations made by cash, credit card or checks made out to: McCaw School of Mines Foundation. Cash or Check payment is preferred to avoid credit card fees that impact our nonprofit organization.
Before You Come for Your Tour:
Divide your class into three equal groups before coming to the mine.
Please let your class know that we have an on-site gift shop. All proceeds help keep our tours available and are vitally important.
Download the Marvels of Mining Booklet and go over the exercises with your group before coming to the mine. It will give them a better understanding of what they are about to see.
Download the chaperone instruction sheet and give it to your parent-chaperones. You should have at least one chaperone for each of your groups. Please stress that younger siblings and cell phone use are not allowed as they distract from the learning experience.