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500 Discovery Parkway

Redwood City, CA 94063

Tel: 650-364-2760

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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

Project Discovery

Entering grades 9 - 12
$995 per session
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am-3:30 pm; Friday 7:30 am-4:00 pm. All drop-off and pick-up is at Marine Science Institute.
Parents invited to presentations on Friday from 4:00-4:30 pm

Project Discovery is geared towards high school students who want to study marine biology in the field. On Monday they use scientific equipment to sample fish, invertebrates, plankton & water in the Bay aboard our research vessel. Tuesday is spent canoeing through the local slough to survey the ecology of the area and test water quality. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are spent on field trips to the coast with tidepooling, kayaking, beach transects, and water quality testing included.


  • 2020 Project Discovery will be visiting the same location as in 2019. If your camper joined for Project Discovery in 2019 then they will experience a repeat of activities and locations.

  • No overnight for 2020 Project Discovery​

2020 Session Date

June 22-26 - FULL*

*While Project Discovery is currently full, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist at no cost. Families are still coordinating summer plans and there may be changes to camp availability in coming months. To join the waitlist, please continue 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