Plan Your Visit     Program Schedule           

Starting Our New Season

As we begin 2021, we have high hopes of expanding our outreach.  We continue to move forward with our expansion and intend to expand our virtual presence as well.  With the goal of reaching to Block Island residents and visitors, we are starting our lecture series early this year and hope to provide year-round Tuesday Talks in the future. Starting March 2021, we will begin our talks virtually and hope to offer our Tuesday Talks both in-person and on-line starting early summer.

Tuesday Talks

If you are currently a well owner or simply wish to learn more about private wells, please join us virtually on March 9, 2021 at 7 PM. For island residents, we will also be coordinating to get sample kits to individuals wanting to test their well as well as providing free delivery to the RI Department of Health for testing (residents are responsible for lab testing fees). Use the following link to register for the virtual workshop:

Well Water Workshop 3_9

Programs for the Whole Family

Aquarium Tanks Open Limited Hours

BIMI is now closed for the season. We look forward to seeing everyone next summer. During the off-season, we will continue to upgrade the BIMI building and exhibits and look forward to sharing new things with you in 2021. Our anticipated Grand reopening will be Memorial Day weekend 2021.

Follow us on Facebook at Block Island Maritime Institute for ongoing updates.

Daily Programs

Daily Programs
Learn More


Touch Tanks
Learn More


Adult Learners
Learn More


Schools and Groups
Learn More



The island as classroom:
The College Crusade comes to Block Island

The College Crusade visits Block Island. Standing, from left, Block Island Maritime Institute Program Director Valerie Preler, College Crusade Teachers Harry Moore and Omar Valerio. Seated, from left, are students Ricardo Vicente, Kaheim Horacius, Kaishawn Goncalves, teacher Genesis Castaneda, students Matheo Perez, Leo Chan and Alan de la Cruz. Photos by Lars Trodson.

Giving To BIMI

BIMI greatly appreciates your support. Consider making a donation today. Your donation directly supports our mission, “to provide and foster educational programs and maritime activities including marine science and maritime heritage for residents and visitors on Block Island.”