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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

Marine Science Camp

Underwater Investigators

Entering grades 6 - 8
Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - Friday 3:00 pm
Extended Care available until 5:30 pm. $15 per hour per camper.
Click here to learn how to sign up for extended care.

The Underwater Investigators 2020 theme is TBD.

2019 theme information: This camp encompasses a challenging week of scientific investigation! Biomimicry (“bio”=life, and “mimic”=to imitate) is a way of learning from nature in action and using that knowledge to inspire new ideas. Through the course of their camp week, campers will learn how engineers often imitate nature in the design of innovative new products and solutions to human problems. Their week-long information gathering by land, boat and canoe will culminate in an activity aboard the R/V Robert G. Brownlee in which they will use biomimicry to design a self-sustaining research vessel inspired by adaptations investigated during the week. This action-packed camp includes two days of hands-on activities at MSI, one day canoeing through the local slough, and two days aboard our research vessel with a fun filled sleep-over on the boat at our overnight location. 

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2020 Session Dates

June 29-July 3

July 13-17

July 20-24

August 3-7

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