Discover San Francisco Bay with the Marine Science Institute!

Event has passed (Sat Nov 18, 2017 - Sat Nov 18, 2017)
Pier 19
Saturday, November 18 10am and 1 pm
$20 - $30
Family & Children, Museums


Saturday, November 18 10am and 1 pm

The Marine Science Institute invites you to our once a year San Francisco research excursions. Voyages lasting two hours will depart at 10am and 1pm from Pier 19 in San Francisco. Our 90 foot Research Vessel, the Robert G. Brownlee, offers a unique window into the wilderness below the surface. We will deploy our net to catch a sample of fish from the Bay, bring up a sample of the bottom and examine what interesting invertebrates inhabit the sea floor, and peek into the world of plankton. There is no better way to learn about the amazing ecology of San Francisco Bay!


Children prices apply to ages 5-12. Must be at least 5 years old to board

Trip 1 Departs at 10am, returns at 1pm
Trip 2 Departs at 1pm, returns at 3pm

RSVP online through our web site:

Interested in membership? A family membership of $50 entitles your entire family to discounted pricing for all of our public events. We organize dozens of unique adventures to get your family outdoors to explore the many fascinating marine environments of our Bay area. Go to to sign up today!

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. We have put more than one million people in direct contact with the marine wildlife of our region since our founding.

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  1. Pier 19 1098 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA