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NOTICE: Update on the campus rebuild - The Patton Marine Science Education Center is under construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding and all of your support!
Registration for the R/V Katy program is now available. Please complete the Visiting Group Request form to ensure we have your request and contact information.  Questions? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Marine Science Institute offers field trip opportunities that focus on diverse topics within marine science education. We provide outdoor and lab activities that focus on hands-on inquiry-based learning techniques, incorporating local ecosystems in order to foster an appreciation and respect for our local estuarine and marine habitats. We structure our programs to reflect grade-level appropriate content and learning strategies, and state standards. 

Visitors Center-School Group VisitingAll classes are designed to suit appropriate grade levels. Activities may vary depending on grade and total group size. We also offer a station-based field trip option, in which students rotate through alternate stations covering any activities above. This allows larger groups to have access to our programming, and keep multiple groups engaged in activities throughout the field trip.

See Information for Groups for information regarding field trip options.