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Lobsta Mania 2021

Winners have been drawn!!!

1st Prize goes to Richard Park

12 live lobsters, a mess of clams and a bunch of mussels along with  a credit for a case of Narragansett beer, shipped anywhere in the continental United States when available.

2nd Prize goes to Tricia and Dave Foley 

$100 gift certificate to Winfield’s Restaurant on Block Island OR to the restaurant of your choice anywhere in the continental United States.

3rd Prize goes to Jason Ryan

A cookie cake from Block Island Cookie Company or a box of 24  of their amazing homemade cookies delivered to your door anywhere in the continental United States.

Summer 2021

Open Daily 8:30 to 4 PM. Fridays until 6 PM. Tuesday Talks  at 7 PM. BIMI at Night 7 to 8:30 PM  every Wednesday. Learn…to love Block Island.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Talks

August 3, 2021

Tuesday Talks: Tracking the Movements of Great White Sharks (around Block Island)

John Dodd, Atlantic Shark 

Jon has spent his entire life on the water with a particular focus and affinity for sharks. From his first close encounter with a blue shark at the age of 14, he has been fascinated by sharks and their growing need for greater understanding and protection in many parts of the world. Having caught and released almost 1,000 sharks and having tagged approximately 500 of those for various shark research projects, Jon employs a hands-on approach and tireless commitment to this much-needed research. Jon has direct experience working with a variety of shark species, including mako, thresher, blue, hammerhead, bull, tiger, dusky, lemon, great white and more. Jon earned a biology degree from the University of Rhode Island with an emphasis on fisheries and has worked as a volunteer at the National Marine Fisheries Service Apex Predator Investigation.



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.

Programs for the Whole Family

Five Fantastic Aquarium Tanks !

BIMI is now open!!! Our programs are back up and running. We have added a great outdoor aquarium with five large tanks filled with local species which includes two exploration tanks. Come visit us any day from 8 :30 to 4 PM (6 PM on Fridays) or come to BIMI at night form 7 to 8:30 PM on Wednesdays. While you are here learn…to love Block Island.

Daily Programs

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Exploration tanks
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Adult Learners
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Schools and Groups
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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.”