Check out this exciting opportunity from our friends at the Monterey Bay Aquarium: Free transportation, admission and lunch vouchers for up to 45 children!

Dear Non-Profit Organization,

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is strongly committed to providing access to all, giving everyone the opportunity to visit—regardless of income. The Free to Learn program furthers the Aquarium’s mission of inspiring conservation of the ocean by offering complimentary admission to low-income children, adults and families.

We are excited to offer a special opportunity for Free to Learn partners. Thanks to Google, we can now provide free bus transportation to the Aquarium to qualifying Free to Learn partners from the Central Valley. Participants will also receive free admission and lunch vouchers for up to 45 children (grades K-12) and five adult chaperones.

We are happy to announce that we are ready to accept applications for Google’s Field Trip Days for qualified Free to Learn Partners between February and July.

Do you want to participate?

If YES, then here are your next steps:

  • Review the Free to Learn Webinar recording.
  • Apply to become a Free to Learn partner and request a reservation through our online application HERE
  • Attach your 501(c)3 notification letter and cover letter. Please include the following in your cover letter:
    1. The organization’s mission
    2. The audiences you serve
    3. How an aquarium visit will further your program goals
    4. How you will recruit participants to fill the bus (45 children and 5 chaperones)
    5. How you will prepare participants for a meaningful visit
    6. The location for the bus pickup
  • Choose a date you want to visit from the following available dates:


Month Saturdays Available Sundays Available
February 11




March 4








April 1




May 6







All June & July weekdays and weekends available


Once we receive your application, we will review your eligibility and make a reservation. We will send you a Reservation Confirmation, a Confirmation Packet and a complete Planning your Visit guidebook.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Bernadette Esquilin

Marketing Administrative Coordinator

P: 831-648-4941

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Our mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean.