Field Trips

Three great ways to visit

We have three great ways to immerse your class in marine science, research, and discovery.
2015-16 Marine Science Field Trips for K-12 and Community College are shown below.

Which of the following three field trip options work best for your class? See Field Trip Logistics & Fees.

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  • Reserved School Tour

    Reserved School Tour

    Schedule a skillful guide to take your students through the sights and sounds of a working marine lab. While on tour, students will see special marine mammals who help scientists investigate how their well-adapted bodies function, and learn how research affects conservation for animals in the wild. Marvel at the enormous “Ms. Blue,” one of the world’s largest whale skeletons. Discover how whales are suited for life in the sea and how scientists study the largest animals on the planet. See Field Trip Logistics & Fees for more information.

    To schedule a Reserved School Tour, visit our Field Trip Calendar for dates currently available.

    Then call (831) 459-3800 to confirm availability and make reservations. Reservations should be made at least three weeks in advance year round, and far in advance for spring. Resources for your Field Trip will help you plan for a great visit.

  • Self-Guided Exhibit Exploration

    Self-Guided Exhibit Exploration

    We supply logistical information so you can create your own activities, or select from specially designed activities available on the Resources for your Field Trip page of our website. Live animals inspire your students to pose questions as scientists do. Knowledgeable docents illuminate how researchers work in the lab and in the field. Students will learn how marine scientists think and work to understand life in the ocean and the ocean itself. Self-guided groups are not allowed in the marine mammal research area or on tours. See Field Trip Logistics & Fees for more information.

    To schedule a Self-Guided Exhibit Exploration, visit our Field Trip Calendar for dates currently available. Then call (831) 459-3800 to confirm availability and make reservations. Reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance year round, and far in advance for spring. Resources for your Field Trip will help you plan for a great visit.

  • FAQ

    FAQ

    Questions? Field Trip questions answered here!

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WHALE OF AN AUCTION
May 4-19, 2016

Our annual online auction is NOW OPEN. Register now to be entered to win a $100 Whole Foods gift card!

CELEBRATE YOUR MOTHER
Sunday, May 8
Visit the Seymour Center and create a special ocean-themed Mother’s Day gift to give her. Every mom will receive a flower compliments of Mission Inn.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
California Burrowing Owls
Sunday, May 15

Join Professor Lynne Trulio as she discusses the wintering habitats of the burrowing owl.

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