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.

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HELLO

SUMMER

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Week-long online camps keep your jr. marine biologist excited and engaged!

Discovering our Bay for 50 years

Celebrate with us

On the water, in the field, or in the classroom, the Marine Science Institute puts students in physical contact with the 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. 

Our success is bringing science and environmental education to the Bay Area

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A PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR BUDDING BIOLOGIST

MSI offers summer camps for groups from kindergarten to high school. MSI’s camps put kids in touch with nature, giving them a chance to experience coastal habitats, see what it’s like to be a marine scientist, and interact with live marine creatures. MSI's camps opens kid’s eyes to how science can be fun, exciting and interesting, while inspiring them to be stewards of the environment.

"My son LOVED this camp. I’ve never seen him so excited and interested about learning about the environment and marine life.
~ Camp Parent

EXPLORE

ENGAGE

EMPOWER

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~ Parent and Teacher

Our 90 ' research vessel, the Robert G. Brownlee, takes students out on the water for an immersive and hands on look at life under the SF Bay
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2019 Achievements

  • 405 tons of shoreline restored

  • 1,159 Marine Science Campers

  • 49 years of discovery voyages

  • 1,360,000 people educated since 1970

  • 59,644 students served

  • 386 participating schools

  • 7,600 volunteer hours

  • 285 Brownlee Voyages

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Our Work

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PUBLIC EVENTS

CANOES IN SLOUGHS

FAMILY EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE SELECT WEEKENDS

WINTER BREAK CAMP

Tuesday, February 16 - Friday, February 19

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