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Guided Tour of the R/V Sally Ride

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Pier 15/17 by the Exploratorium

The Embarcadero

San Francisco, CA 94111

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Take a guided tour of the research vessel, R/V Sally Ride, a ship that travels the world with scientists conducting oceanic research.

Visit different parts of the 238 ft-long ship from its highly-equipped bridge to its scientific laboratories and main deck with its support equipment including main crane, overboard handling systems, and winches. The R/V Sally Ride, part of the U.S. Academic Research Fleet, is designed with state-of-the art instrumentation to perform oceanographic research worldwide.

You have the chance to ask questions of sea-going scientists on the tour about their projects and hear the latest about their new scientific focus, how the vessel serves their research, and what life is like at sea, including how and where you sleep and eat.

Each tour will take approximately an hour. The tour requires the ability to climb stairs between decks. Children on the tour must be able to climb stairs, listen to direction, and should be school age.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The vessel is a short walk from the Exploratorium at Pier 15/17. For local bus directions and parking, please view the options on the Exploratorium website.

What can I bring into the event?

Food and beverages are not permitted. Cameras and phones are allowed!

Where do I go?

Walk from the street down the pier toward the vessel. You will see AGU team members in jackets and hats who can answer questions and guide you.

Anything important I should know?

  • There are no restroom facilities.
  • Closed toe shoes are required.
  • You must be able to climb stairs to go on this tour.
  • Children on the tour must be able to climb stairs, listen to direction, and should be school age.
  • Tours will start on time and late-comers will not be allowed on the vessel after a tour has started and people are aboard.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please direct all questions to nathaniel.smith@spargoinc.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring the ticket or show your confirmation email on your smart phone to the team on the pier.

Is my registration free?

Yes!


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Pier 15/17 by the Exploratorium

The Embarcadero

San Francisco, CA 94111

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