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500 Discovery Parkway

Redwood City, CA 94063

Tel: 650-364-2760

Click here for directions

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Marine Science Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not for profit organization © 2019 All Rights Reserved  

Inspiring respect and stewardship for the marine environment through experiential learning

Thank you to our generous supporters who donated more than $25,000

Marine Science Camp

Plankton Pioneers

Entering grades K* - 1 (*must be 5 years old at the start of the camp week;  4-year-olds entering kindergarten are not eligible to register)
$495 per session; sibling and multi-week discounts may apply.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. All drop-off and pick-up is at Marine Science Institute.
Extended care available until 5:30 pm. Click here to learn how to sign up for extended care.

Plankton Pioneers camp introduces young children to the wonders of our amazing marine environment through a variety of fun-filled, hands-on activities, themed crafts, games, songs & stories. The campers will explore different groups of animals, marine habitats & food chains. The highlight of the week is an exciting voyage aboard our ship which includes fishing, studying mud and looking at plankton under a microscope.

2020 Session Dates

June 15-19

June 22-26

July 6-10

July 27-31 - FULL

August 10-14

If a session says FULL, please join the waitlist at no cost by continuing with the regular registration process. Waitlist registrations are accepted in the order they are received. If a spot opens up the first family on the waitlist will be contacted. Payment will be due upon acceptance.

Questions about Marine Science Camp? Contact the Marine Camp Manager: 650-364-2760 x19 or