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Group & Educational Info

 

Group Rates:
Group Rates apply to groups of 15 or more and you will receive one complimentary ticket for each 10 paid child admissions. Motor Coach Drivers are admitted free.

Category Age Rate
Adults 14 to 61 $14.95
Seniors 62 and Over $12.95
Children 4 to 13 $9.95
Infant 3 and Under FREE


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Educational Rates:
Educational Rates apply to certified school or educational groups of 15 or more. You will receive one complimentary ticket for each 10 paid student admissions. Bus and Motor Coach Drivers are admitted free.

Category Grade Rate
Adults Out of School $14.95
High School/College Students Grades 9-College $9.95
Students Preschool-8th Grade $7.95
Infant 3 and Under FREE


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Group & Educational Policies:

  • PAYMENT: A 50% deposit is required at least three weeks prior to the date of your trip. The balance is due on the day of your visit. To be eligible for group rates, all party members must be included in a single payment made at the ticket office. You may be billed by prior arrangement. Please have an accurate count of ALL adults and children ready when you arrive at the ticket office. Tax will be added unless a copy of your tax-exempt certificate is provided or is on file at our ticket office.

  • RESERVATIONS: Please contact our Group Coordinator at groups@kdu.com or call 270-786-1010. If your requested day is not available we will contact you with alternative dates – reservations are NOT confirmed until your form is returned.

  • CANCELLATIONS/ CHANGES: If you need to cancel for any reason, we must be notified in writing at least two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. If we are not notified, you will be billed for the number on your reservation. Please notify us of any changes in arrival/departure times or significant changes in the size of your group (15 or more).

  • DRESS: Most of the activities at Kentucky Down Under are out-of-doors. Visitors should dress for the forecasted weather. Cave temperatures remain 58-60º year-round.
    In the event of rain, KDU has ponchos for sale in the gift shop.

  • LUNCHES: A sheltered picnic area is available for picnic lunches. Upon arrival, please have them boxed (or in coolers), labeled with the group name and bus number if applicable, and unloaded next to the bus. Kentucky Down Under staff will transport coolers and boxed lunches to your picnic site. Catered meals are available from the Outback Café by prior arrangement.

  • GIFT SHOP: Souvenirs are priced at $.25 and up. Kentucky sales tax is 6%.
  • PARK ACTIVITIES: Teacher and Chaperones will be responsible for guiding the groups between areas of the park. Helpful and knowledgeable Kentucky Down Under staff will be stationed in most areas to interpret the animals and the cave. Park maps and itineraries will be ready for you upon arrival. It takes approximately 3 hours for a complete viewing of the animal exhibits and the tour of Mammoth Onyx Cave (including a ˝ hour lunch break). If your time is limited, we will be pleased to work out a schedule that best suits your needs but we must know your preferred areas in order of importance at least one week prior to visit. When planning your trip, remember to include ½ hour for unloading motor coaches, rest room needs, and travel to your first areas upon arrival.

  • MANNERS: Kentucky Down Under staff reserves the right to remove members temporarily from the group if that person poses a threat to an animal or the cave or causes disruptions to the group as a whole.

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Teacher and School Services:

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo offers many unforgettable encounters with our unique birds and animals.

The staff at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo will work closely with you to organize a field trip that specifically targets your groups particular interests. We also strive to eliminate some of the "hassle" of organizing a field trip by creating a customized itinerary based on what you want to see and how much time you have, we pick up and deliver your lunches directly from your school bus to our picnic areas and we can even provide lunch for you through our catering services.


Educational Rates:
 

Educational Rates apply to certified school or educational groups of 15 or more. You will receive one complimentary ticket for each 10 paid child admissions. Bus and Motor Coach Drivers are admitted free.

Category Grade Rate
Adults Out of School $14.95
High School/College Students Grades 9-College $9.95
Students Preschool-8th Grade $7.95
Infant 3 and Under FREE


Planning Your Day:

Groups will be divided in smaller groups comprised of approximately 25-30 people.  Itineraries based on the amount of time you have available and the activities that you pre-select with the Group Coordinator will be created for each group. The groups will have the opportunity to enjoy the same activities, but times may be staggered to avoid large crowds in any one area.   The teacher or group leader will be responsible for guiding the group throughout the park.

The following list will provide you with information about each area and activity offered at Kentucky Down Under - you may use this as a guide when making your reservations. When planning your day, remember to include at least 30 minutes upon arrival for unloading, bathrooms, and travel to your first areas.  If you will need additional time for snacks or transporting special students, please include it in your planning and notify us in advance so that we may incorporate it into your itineraries. KENTUCKY DOWN UNDER IS LOCATED IN THE CENTRAL TIME ZONE!! (This is the same time as Nashville, TN and one hour BEHIND Louisville, KY).

    • Tour of Mammoth Onyx Cave – An active cave where guides interpret the geology of  karst areas and the importance of protecting caves and ground water.  Cave temperatures remain about 60ş year round.  Suitable for all ages.  Time required: 30

    • Woolshed Program – The audience is invited to participate in daily chores.   Plus get to see our herding dogs hard at work! Time required:  30 minutes

    • Outback Walkabout – Visitors stroll through an open field where kangaroos and emus roam freely.  Interpreters discuss the animals’ habits and habitats.  Time required:  15 - 30 minutes

    • Walk-In Aviaries - You are provided a cup of nectar to feed colorful Lorikeets in Land of Lories. Time required: 15 minutes

    • Gift Shop – Educational items, toys and gifts are available at $.25 and up.  Math skills can be practiced by totaling purchases and calculating tax (6%).  This time can also be used as a rest room break.  Student purchases will be labeled, bagged and taken to the bus for later distribution by their teachers the ONLY exceptions are hats, drinks, and cameras. Time required:  30 minutes

    • Gem Mining --  Students discover genuine gemstones as they sift their bag of sand in our water sluice.  Available by prior arrangement at a cost of $4.00 per student.  Makes a great gift shop alternative for younger students unused to handling money yet!  Time required:  15-30 minutes

    • Lunch--  Coolers and boxed lunches will be transported by KDU’s staff from the parking lot to your picnic area and  returned to the parking lot with your souvenirs at the end of the day.  Catered sack lunches are available by prior arrangementTime required:  30-45 minute.

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