Join Us for a

Special Event

Our Lobstamania raffle will be held on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 PM. Make a donation to Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI) for a chance to win the Lobster Extravaganza…

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Tuesday Talk

Tuesday Talk: Eating with the Ecosystem Talk and Tasting

Our Mission

To  inspire appreciation and preservation of the extraordinary saltwater environment! 

Tuesday Talks

feed your curiosity

Scientists, historians, archaeologists, and researchers bring their fascinating stories and latest findings to our weekly Tuesday Talk series. Join us each Tuesday evening this summer for an enjoyable evening of information and conversation.

Family Fun

kids activities

Our daily programs are perfect to peak a child’s curiosity about the marine world. We offer a variety of fun family activities with a focus on hands-on exploration throughout the week. See what we have in store.

Harbor Tours

TOUR Logistics

Spend a relaxing hour on Block Island’s famous Great Salt Pond aboard an historic 26-ft. Oldport Launch as we tour the Pond and learn about local history, folklore, and the ecology of Block Island. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am at BIMI.

Block Island Maritime Institute

The Block Island Maritime Institute is the ideal setting for your environmental education fields trip. Indoor and outdoor programs are available during the summer.  We can meet the needs of almost any group size or budget.

With a wide variety of topics, habitats and programs, your visit the Block Island Maritime Institute will prove to be an exciting educational experience that students and group members will remember for years to come.

As always, BIMI greatly appreciates your support. Consider making a donation today. Our goal for this year is to raise $150,000 to improve the content and  accessibility of our programs and reduce our carbon footprint. Your donation directly supports our mission, “to provide educational experiences and hands-on exploration to inspire appreciation of the extraordinary saltwater environment around Block Island.”