Our success is bringing science and environmental education to the Bay Area.

The Marine Science Institute provides engaging and interactive hands-on adventures with San Francisco Bay Area marine life. Led by a team of expert marine science educators, these experiences impact students of all ages, inspiring respect and stewardship for the marine environment. add your own text and edit me. It's easy.




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Summer Camp

Marine Science Camp for K-8th grades


Earth Day on the Bay

 We have two science filled weekends of in-person and online events to keep everyone's hands busy!

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Fall Marine Science Camp

A week-long learning adventure, exploring Pacific Coast and San Francisco Bay marine habitats.

Marine Science Institute needs your support 

Your investment in Marine Science Institute helps educate more than 60,000 people of all ages each year in marine science and environment stewardship through our School Programs, Family Events, Marine Science Camps, and Coastal Clean-Up Days.

Online classes

Drop-in, daily, or once-a-week online classes available to engage and educate your jr. marine biologist!

In Person Group Program

Standards-based activities and a memorable voyage into nature for students of all economic backgrounds.

In Person Classes

Multiple course options keeps your jr. marine biologist excited and engaged!

Under the Sea with Me

The perfect marine animal introduction for tiny scientists aged 3–5. 

Online Group Program

Interactive, inquiry-based programs taught by expert marine science educators.

Academy at Home

This is a customizable program which can span 1 to 5 days and has flexible duration time.