Marine Science Institute

500 Discovery Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94063

(650) 364-2760


The Marine Science Institute was founded in 1970, around the time that the issue of water resources was becoming a major concern for many Bay Area inhabitants. The Institute's philosophy was founded on the idea that putting students in direct physical contact with their local bay environment will help cultivate their natural sense of curiosity while enriching their understanding of science and fostering a responsibility to protect their environment.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Museums, Aquariums/Zoos

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Word on the Street

If you have ever wished to learn more about the amazing sharks, crabs, fish and sea stars from the Bay and nearshore Pacific Ocean, here is your opportunity. Trained docents will lead you on a hands-on tours, guide you in touching and handling marine life! This Free event is a great way to get to know MSI and share our resources with your friends.

Marine Science Institute: From the Parents


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