Field Trips

Three great ways to visit

We have three great ways to immerse your class in marine science, research, and discovery. 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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  • Discovery Lab & Tour

    Discovery Lab & Tour

    To be added to the Discovery Lab & Tour waitlist for the 2016-2017 school year, please call (831) 459-3800.

    The ultimate field trip! Led by outstanding Seymour Center educators and volunteer instructors in our classroom, a Discovery Lab & Tour immerses your students in hands-on lab activities and experiments using live animals and realia. Lab activities are followed by an engaging, guided tour to sites at Long Marine Laboratory.  For an application and complete details browse the links below:

    • 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 and learn about the fascinating hidden gems of the Coastal Science Campus. 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 welcome in the Center’s exhibit hall and immediate surroundings, but are not permitted 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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Spotlight!

WORLD OCEANS DAY
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, World Oceans Day is the perfect time to learn how to protect the 71 percent of our planet that’s blue. Join us at the Seymour Center!

SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Schedule the best field trip of the year! Openings still available for Reserved School Tours and Self-guided Exhibit Explorations.

OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
You'll see a lot of construction taking place here at the Coastal Science Campus but know, the Seymour Center is open for business as usual. Come visit!

WHALE OF AN AUCTION
IS NOW CLOSED!
Thank you to all who participated in our auction this year—it means the oceans! Winning bidders' items are being mailed or ready for pick-up until July 1.

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