Who: Grades K-5th (Ages 5-11) 

When: Thursdays starting in September

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Cost: $50/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.

Fall Dates: 

09/23/2021 - Bay vs Ocean Animals "Plankton Day"

09/30/2021 - Bay vs Ocean Animals "Sea Floors Day"

10/07/2021 - Bay vs Ocean Animals "Fish Day"

10/21/2021 - Bay vs Ocean Animals "Crabs and More Day"

10/28/2021 - Bay vs Ocean Animals "Sharks Day"

11/04/2021 - Bay Area Habitats "Marshes, Mud and More Day"

11/18/2021 - Bay Area Habitats "Rocky Shore Day"

12/02/2021 - Bay Area Habitats "Kelp Forest Day"

12/09/2021 - Bay Area Habitats "Open Ocean Day"

12/16/2021 - Bay Area Habitats "Beneath the Dock Day"

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) 


6 Mondays per session

Session 1: September 20 - October 25 

Session 2: November 1 - December 6

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


$720 per session (includes boat voyage)

Description: This 6-week; once-a-week program, 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