grades 4 and up

Join the Marine Science Institute for a four-hour expedition of the San Francisco Bay aboard the 90-foot research vessel, the R.V. Robert G. Brownlee and discover the life in the estuary and how we are connected to it. Students rotate through 3 or 4 stations using scientific methods and equipment to examine different types of life. This program is customizable to address different themes.


Delve deeper with a Combination Program! Marine Science Institute offers multiple-exposure programs that combine the Discovery Voyage with in-class visits to deepen students’ experiences and create opportunities for cross-cutting between concepts. The Biomimicry and Scientific Method Programs are excellent opportunities to reinforce learning and encourage students to apply their knowledge in creative ways.

The Discovery Voyage is limited to the participating class, teacher and authorized chaperones permitted to attend the field trip.

Discovery Voyage Pricing

4 Hour Program

8 am - 12 pm or 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday - Saturday

$1,300-2,600* per trip for up to 45 students

Additional $200 for up to 60 students

*Sliding scale available depending on need
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The maximum number of participants has been decreased to 24 until further notice. 

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All MSI programs are automatically subsidized.

Our development team works hard to secure funds for teachers. If you need additional financial assistance please contact us. We may be able to offer extra scholarships. 


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