Michigan State players and coaches took full advantage of an opportunity to take a tour of the USS Essex, a United States Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, on Tuesday.

Members of both the Spartans and Washington State football teams participated in a chance to receive a VIP tour of the ship as part of the Holiday Bowl festivities this week. And it appeared to be an unforgettable experience.

Several photos and videos documented the experience for Michigan State and Washington State on Tuesday afternoon.

Michigan State has also visited the San Diego zoo since arriving in California.

The Spartans will take on Washington State on Thursday. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.