Who: Grades K-5th (Ages 5-11) 

When: Thursdays (No program April 1 or April 8)

Time: 3:45pm-5:15pm

Cost: $45/learner daily

Description: This "afterschool" educational  program is designed to foster the natural curiosity of young minds. Students learn about local habitats around the San Francisco Bay while working in a team with their peers. This program has a variety of themes that can be taken either as a series or independently. Themes include Bay Area Habitats, Marine Science Exploration, and Bay vs. Ocean Animals.

Dates: Visit ACTIVE by clicking the button below to view all upcoming Afternoon Ecology programs.

Classes with no registrations 48 hours before the program start will be closed. Please visit ACTIVE to see all available programs. If you no longer see an option available in ACTIVE then the program is closed for registration.


Who: Grades K-5th (Ages 5-11) 



April - May Session: April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, and 24

This program is FULL. Please check back as we periodically offer new programs.

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Drop off 8:45-9:00am, Pick-up 3:00-3:15pm) 


Monday April - May Academy $840/$120 a day (includes boat voyage)

This is an open enrollment course which is prorated weekly (less $120 a week for April-May session)

Description: This weekly; once-a-week program (accepting new learners weekly at a prorated cost), explores Pacific Coast and San Francisco Bay marine habitats. Academy participants will have an in depth investigation of local marine ecosystems and learn how similar animals from different habitats have unique adaptations to help them survive.

Please review our Marine Science Academy FAQs page.

Questions? Contact

All sessions will consist of stable groups of no more than 12 students with dedicated staff members. Each group will remain separated to avoid intermixing of other students and staff, and big group gatherings.


All staff and participants are required to wear masks.

Face covering exceptions will be made to those with sensory complications or other issues which make wearing masks or face coverings challenging.

Subaquatic Life

" We were so glad to be able to get a place for my son at MSI camp. The loss of school and other kinds of social events has brought many kids, including mine, a sense of despair. Marine Science Institute helped give him a happy summer, despite the hardships of the pandemic. " ~ Marine Explorers Camp Mom

Spinner Dolphins


for pod groups

MSI brings live animals to your group at a safe location of your choosing