Review tips for the day of your trip and student expectations so that we can ensure a safe and fun day for all!

Day of your Trip

  • Check road conditions and weather before you set out, and remember to budget time for a restroom break into your plans so that the students are ready to start class on time.
  • Arrive at least 10-15 minutes before your class is to begin.
  • Upon your arrival, check-in with the education staff at the Visitor Center front desk while your students are unloading.
  • If bringing a large group, be sure to pre-determine smaller groups ahead of time and have chaperones divide students into smaller groups while you check in with the education staff.
  • We are only able to accept check or purchase order payable to the "HMSC Sea Grant" on the day of your trip. You can pay via credit card through your online account anytime before or after your trip.
  • If your group arrives 20 minutes late, the class will be forfeited, and a “No Show” fee of $75 will be applied.
  • We do not have dining facilities, vending machines, or indoor/covered locations for lunch breaks. Please plan accordingly.

Student Behavior Expectations

  • Stay with your group and chaperones
  • Be courteous and respectful of all visitors and staff
  • Use indoor voices; walk, don’t run
  • Be respectful of the exhibits and the buildings
  • Don’t climb or pound on exhibits
  • Where permitted, touch the animals gently
  • Do not pick up or move the animals in the touch tanks
  • Keep food, drinks and gum out of the buildings

Download Chaperone Guidelines (English) (Spanish)