Discovery Labs Scheduling

Discovery Lab & ToursDiscovery Lab & Tours are available from October 21, 2014 through June 5, 2015.

Due to the popularity of these programs, a lottery is held each fall in an effort to schedule Discovery Labs in the most fair and efficient way. After the lottery, available openings are filled first come, first served. Please visit our Field Trip Calendar for dates and times currently available.

Once you choose a remaining date, call (831) 459-3800 to confirm its availability. If the date is available, we will hold it for one week to allow you to send in payment and an application. Please follow the instructions below.


Submit a Discovery Lab & Tour Application

  1. Read Field Trip Logistics & Fees
  2. Read our FAQ
  3. Carefully follow all instructions on the Discovery Lab & Tour Application.
  4. With each application, enclose payment information, either in the form of credit card, check, or purchase order (PO). Do NOT send cash. Your credit card, check, or PO will be charged, deposited, or invoiced once your program has been scheduled and confirmed. Make checks and POs payable to Friends of Long Marine Lab/UC Regents.
  5. Mail completed applications ASAP. Applications for Discovery Lab & Tours are taken by mail only. We do NOT accept applications by fax, phone, or e-mail.


Group leaders receive confirmation packets in late September. Teachers scheduled for October Discovery Labs will be notified by phone in mid-September to allow adequate planning time. You will receive a receipt in your confirmation packet. If you do not receive a confirmation letter by October 3, please notify us at (831) 459-3800.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If we are unable to schedule a Discovery Lab & Tour on any of the dates you submitted for your class, you will not be charged/invoiced. However, any cancellation made by a group leader after the Discovery Lab has been scheduled and confirmed is non-refundable, unless another group fills the space.

Group Size

32 students maximum per Discovery Lab & Tour—no exceptions. Do not bring any additional students or unscheduled groups. Siblings are not permitted in the classroom during the Discovery Lab but are welcome on the guided tour.


Please bring only the number of adult chaperones necessary to transport your students. Only five adults—the teacher and up to four chaperones—are permitted inside the classroom during the Discovery Lab. Remaining drivers, chaperones, and siblings may explore the exhibit hall on their own during that time. They are welcome to rejoin students for the guided tour. All adults are expected to assist with supervision and appropriate student behavior.

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Open Mondays, July and August
Holiday Closure, July 3-4

Discovery Labs Scheduling

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