Minimum 30 students, maximum 140 students
A maximum of three consecutive grade levels can be accommodated in one Ocean Explorers auditorium program. Siblings not enrolled in the class with the reservation are not allowed to participate in the program.
Ocean Explorers programs are not recommended for special needs groups.
Program Times (Mon.–Fri.):
Check-in time is 15 minutes before each program starts. If you arrive after your designated arrival time, we may not be able to provide a program for your students.
Dive into the Deep
If aliens exist, do they only live in outer space? Join us on a virtual dive to the bottom of the Monterey Canyon, where we'll reveal the bizarre creatures that live in the darkness of the deep. During a 25-minute introduction in the auditorium, we'll use amazing images and video footage to "dive" into the cold, dark waters of the Monterey Canyon. Using the latest technologies from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), we'll learn how scientists and engineers work together to study the largest, most mysterious habitat on earth.
Together, we'll discover the unique adaptations deep-sea animals have for surviving the extremes of the depths, and learn about the connection between ourselves and what lies beneath the deep sea.
Next Generation Science Standards
- Science and Engineering Practices
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
- Disciplinary Core Ideas
- Crosscutting Concepts
Structure and Function