The Boston – Cape Cod destination is a perfect location for your students to learn about marine biology. With its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and fantastic oceanographic museums, this destination is ideal for teachers who are looking for an earth science tour focusing on the ocean. Kaleidoscope Adventures will design a custom science tour incorporating earth science and marine biology into your tour. The tour will begin in Boston where your group will experience the wonders of the Science Museum and the New England Aquarium. Then it’s off to the Cape Cod seashore where your group can experience whale watching, and an oceanography cruise firsthand. There are many other options from which to choose as well.
Our Marine Biology Tour has many options including the following:
Cape Cod National Seashore
Created in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, the Cape Cod National Seashore consists of 43,500 acres of beaches, ponds, and woods, stretching from Chatham to Provincetown, Massachusetts. The beaches are windswept, the water is cold and the views are spectacular. Nauset Lighthouse provides a perfect New England photo opportunity and Coast Guard Beach was rated one of America’s top ten beaches in 2007.
Museum of Science
This fantastic science museum contains many exhibit halls, a butterfly garden, an IMAX theatre, a planetarium, and many labs. Your group can experience labs including DNA fingerprinting, what animals make up the Spider Man costume, ocean science, etc. There are many workshops and presentations your group can attend to learn about earth, space and life sciences. Photo Courtesy of Michael Malyszko and the Museum of Science – Boston.
New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world’s most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of whales, whaling, and the cultural history of the region. Occupying a full city block in the heart of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum features 20 galleries of art and science exhibits, five whale skeletons, and the half-scale whale ship, Lagoda, largest ship model in the world. Open daily. Wheelchair accessible. Photo Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
New England Aquarium
Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. Located in Boston, the aquarium has a wide variety of educational programs for groups of all ages. This aquarium displays more than 2,000 fish, penguins and aquatic animals. In the center of the building, a circular glass tank containing a re-created coral reef with more than 180,000 gallons of water and hundreds of tropical fish and marine life, including sharks, turtles and moray eels stands more than four-stories high. Photo Courtesy of the New England Aquarium.
Whale Watching Cruise in Cape Cod
Your group will experience a whale watching adventure like never before. Set up as a platform for conservation and education for groups of all ages from around the world, an expert naturalist will share an intriguing look into the wonderful world of whales, dolphins and other marine life. They will also provide commentary on the local ecology and history of this unique area.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Ocean Science Center and Woods Hole Science Aquarium
WHOI is the largest non-profit oceanographic institution in the world. They are dedicated to the research and higher education of ocean science. Groups can catch a glimpse at the research taking place and visit the aquarium, where over 140 species of marine life are found. Photo Courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Woods Hole Science Aquarium.
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The team at Kaleidoscope Adventures can customize a complete science travel package catered to your needs and curriculum. We will assist you with hotel accommodations, transportation, attraction tickets, meals, sightseeing, shopping, and special events plus more.