Field Trips

Three great ways to visit

The 2014-15 Marine Science Education Programs brochure for K-12 and Community College will be available online beginning Wednesday, August 13, 2014. If you would like to be added to our Educator Mailing List and receive the brochure by mail, call us at (831) 459-3800.

We have three great ways to immerse your class in marine science, research, and discovery.
2013-14 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.

  • Discovery Lab & Tour

    Discovery Lab & Tour

    The ultimate field trip! Led by outstanding Seymour Center educators and volunteer instructors in our classroom, a Discovery Lab & Tour will immerse your students in hands-on lab activities and experiments using live animals and realia. Visit Long Marine Lab on your own guided tour to see and learn about marine mammals working alongside researchers to improve ocean health for all of us. For an application and complete details browse the links below or download our Education Programs Brochure.

  • 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

    Create your own activities from the resources we provide. 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!

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Field Trips

What's New!

Science Sunday
Mapping Marine Mammal Health

Sunday, July 20
Join Dr. Claire Simeone, Conservation Medicine Veterinarian from The Marine Mammal Center for a discussion about the Marine Mammal Health Map project.

Behind-the-Scene Tours
Learn more about exciting marine research behind the scenes and experience the spectacular surroundings of our location.

Wharf Tours
Take a tour a half-mile out to sea—without leaving the shore

Calendar

Calendar

Stay informed about tours, activites & events throughout the year