November 20, 2018

Aquarium to reach hallmark of 2M kids

On Jan. 24, the Monterey Bay Aquarium will marks a notable milestone when it celebrates hosting 2 million students to take part in free education programs, a news release said.

Every year since 1984, the aquarium has hosted 80,000 school children free of charge.

“At a time when school budgets are being slashed and science programs are in decline, free-to-learn education programs, field trips and hands-on science labs have never been more critical,” the news release said.

The programs are supported by donors and members of the Aquarium through its Children’s Education Fund. The 80,000 children and teachers who visit the aquarium each