Our success is bringing science and environmental education to the Bay Area.
The Marine Science Institute provides engaging and interactive hands-on adventures with San Francisco Bay Area marine life. Led by a team of expert marine science educators, these experiences impact students of all ages, inspiring respect and stewardship for the marine environment.
Afternoon Ecology is an "afterschool" educational program perfect for K - 5th graders. It is designed to foster the natural curiosity of young minds. Classes happen Thursdays, 3:30 - 5 PM.
Field trips and mobile programs
The Marine Science Institute provides a scientific experience built on California standards-based activities and a memorable voyage into nature for students of all economic backgrounds. The Marine Science Institute puts students ages pre-K to College, in physical contact with the SF Bay and coast environments to help cultivate their natural sense of curiosity, enrich their understanding of science, and foster a responsibility to protect the environment.
Discover all our field trip options here.
Popular Group Programs
Camps and Classes
Looking for ways to introduce or keep kids interested in science? Check out our line up of in-person camps and classes. From specialized afterschool programs, seasonal camps, and little learner opportunities, MSI has something for everyone.
Special Event Opportunities
Individual and private group opportunities support learning, group dynamics, team building, and of course fun, in a beautiful setting. Check out the enormous availability MSI has on-site, off-site, and on the water with these special events.