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Guided toursProgram Options and Reservations

The Sanctuary Exploration Center's self-guided or guided tours are a great way to introduce your class or group to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Through interactive and multimedia exhibits, visitors can immerse themselves in the sanctuary while learning what their role is in coastal and ocean protection.

Reservations are required and must be made at least one month before your visit and by completing an online group registration form. Groups will receive confirmation of their visit in approximately two weeks.

 

   
 

Self-Guided Tours

You determine the focus and set the pace. Docents will welcome your group to the Center and be available to assist while you explore the exhibits and answer any questions you may have.

  • Time: ~ 60 minutes
  • Group Size: Minimum of 12 visitors, maximum of 40 visitors
  • Chaperones: One adult per ten students
  • Fee: FREE (Donations are welcome)
  • Reserve Now: Please download then complete the Self-Guided Tour Reservation Request Form (508K Fillable PDF*). Filling out the form within your internet browser can cause problems when trying to submit it.
    To Submit the form, please fax it to (831) 421-9992 or email to mbnms.sec-rental@noaa.gov.
 
 

Guided Tours

Experience the Exploration Center with your own personal tour guide. Your group will be split into smaller groups of 8-12 to explore our exhibits with a trained docent who will provide an orientation, focused discussions and observations.

  • Time: 75 minutes
  • Group Size: Maximum of 35 participants *Not including Chaperones
  • Chaperones: One adult per ten youth (under 16 years of age)
  • Fee:
    0-12 participants = $25
    13-22 participants = $50
    23-35 participants = $75
    *Chaperones are free
  • Reserve Now: Please download and complete the Guided Tour Reservation Request Form (512K Fillable PDF*)
    To Submit the form, please fax it to (831) 421-9992 or email to mbnms.sec-rental@noaa.gov.
 
 

Special Programs

Check back to see about other education program offerings

URL: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/vc/sec/fieldtrip.html    Reviewed: June 26, 2014
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