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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 © 2018 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

Public Events

Marine Science Institute hosts public events 2-3 times monthly. Join us as we explore the San Francisco Bay and California Coast and the animals that call them home. 

Marine Science Institute does not operate a visitor center and is not currently set up to handle drop in visitors.
To schedule a program related site visit please email

Merry EcoVoyages

11/16 10AM & 1PM

Join us (and the man in the red suit) for a very special two-hour exploration of the San Francisco Bay aboard our 90-foot research vessel and discover the life in the estuary and how we are connected to it.



Pier 19, San Francisco

Wish for a Fish

12/07 10AM - 12PM

Compare and contrast bony fishes from the SF Bay and Rocky Shore, learn about their differences and adaptations, and finish the day off with some fun holiday crafts and seaside story time. 



MSI, Redwood City

Holiday Shark Party

12/14 10AM - 12PM

Finish off the year with a Shark Party! We will be focusing on our favorite shark (and logo ambassador) your friendly neighborhood leopard shark. Join us for a fun morning and some special edible crafts. 



MSI, Redwood City