Get Involved

Marine Science Institute is a close-knit community of friends, volunteers, donors, and staff. Together, we can engage, educate and inspire individuals to appreciate marine life and the environment while providing fun and accessible education programs.

We would love to have you join us in this important and gratifying work. Click the pictures below to learn more about the importance of your donations, the opportunities for volunteering, or our current employment availability. You can make a difference!



Volunteers can get involved with MSI in several ways, including helping kids discover science or facilitating arts and crafts activities at marine camp, maintaining the aquarium tanks at MSI’s facility, or even just by helping with tasks in the MSI office. Corporate groups and individuals are welcome to help give back to the community while learning more about the marine environment.


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MSI has educated more than a million students over 45 years, by utilizing combined structured voyages on a 90-foot research ship with marine camps, canoe trips, and even an in-school mobile aquarium program to inspire stewardship for the environment with a hands-on approach. Scholarships and grants make it possible for MSI to subsidize class trips so all districts can afford to enjoy the benefits of an MSI experience, without turning a single student away.



Marine Science Institute is comprised of a dedicated team of expert marine scientists, educators, and office staff, each of whom is committed to the highest quality care of our animals, unparalleled excellence in education and the continued success of the organization.

Marine Science Institute has established itself as one of the leaders in educating youth about our local marine life. Located in Redwood City, we provide wonderful working conditions in a terrific location, competitive salaries and other benefits.