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Congratulations goes to the following winners:

1st Prize: Becky Clark

2nd Prize: Jonathan Wallen

3rd Prize: Mindy Ignarri

BIMI would like to thank everyone that donated during Lobstamania as it is your generosity that makes BIMI’s ongoing programs possible. We are looking forward to a great 2021 season as we encourage everyone to learn to love Block island.


Tuesday Talks

We have concluded our talks for the 2020 summer season. Stay tuned as we hope to host some virtual talks during upcoming months.

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.

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Daily Programs

Daily Programs
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Touch Tanks
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Adult Learners
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Schools and Groups
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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.”