School Groups

Serpent Mound offers schools a special opportunity to learn more about the American Indian cultures that have existed in southern Ohio for thousands of years, as well as learn about the native forest ecosystem that richly supported these cultures.

To Schedule Your Field Trip

To schedule your field trip please email serpentmoundedu@arcofappalachia.org. We do not have indoor facilities, so field trips should be scheduled during warmer months only.

Frequently Asked Questions

School groups may opt to explore the park on their own, or request an introduction to the park from Serpent Mound’s staff. Bathrooms with flush toilets are available at the parking lot along with drinking fountains. The picnic shelter can be reserved for your school group’s lunch without extra charge, and can seat 200 children. The park has an interesting gift shop where children can purchase memorabilia, books, jewelry, replica artifacts and snacks and water.

Education Activities Offered

Educational Mound Tour Your group will be led around the Serpent Mound by a guide and given the historical facts and discuss the construction of the giant effigy.
Atlatl Target Practice – Students are given the opportunity to throw a rubber tipped spear using an Atlatl.  Safety is discussed in detail with each group.
Nature Hike – Experience our .5 mile nature trail at your own pace.