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
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 support the Next Generation Science Standards. The Discovery Lab is followed by a guided tour to sites at Long Marine Laboratory.
All Discovery Lab & Tour programs are currently filled for 2017-18. Call (831) 459-3800 to be added to the waitlist. Read about our other field trip options in the sections below.
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 discover how scientists learn from incredible marine mammals to help conserve their cousins 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
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.
Questions? Field Trip questions answered here!