Zoo & Aquarium Tour
This 9-hour day trip takes students on a sightseeing and fun-filled learning experience to through the Salinas Valley to the Monterey Zoo – Where the Wild Things are! Get up close and personal with wild and exotic animals from around the world in a beautiful natural setting. An unforgettable adventure with big & small cats, bears, elephants, hooved and toed animals, primates, reptiles, amphibians & insects, birds, and other fascinating mammals.
Students then eat lunch en route to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. At the “World’s Best and Most Famous Aquarium” students will begin with a 10-minute orientation before setting off in their groups to wander and explore the jellyfish, tuna, seahorses, rock and coral reef fishes, sharks, sea otters, penguins, kelp forest and a multitude of other ocean animals on display. While at the aquarium, we will also venture out the back door to UC Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station – a world leader in tuna research. Students will learn about tagging & monitoring and tuna behavior.
MSES has worked to secure the lowest possible rate of approximately $15.00 per hour for this student trip – which is comparable to most child daycare!
Space is limited to 48 students and 6-7 parent chaperones, and as always chaperones are FREE.