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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 open for limited hours. We are open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 PM as well as Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 to 11 AM. We are in the process of redoing our entire site and are working on adding exciting new exhibits. We would be happy to show you what fish we have and what we are doing during the posted times. We may also be able to accommodate you at a different time if you call ahead and make reservations. Please be  aware, that due to the COVID 19 guidelines, we do not have interactive exhibits i.e. no touch tank and we have limited access to our grounds. We ask for your patience during this season as we work towards making BIMI better than ever.  As with all businesses, we must adhere to RI regulations as well as Block Island town statutes. Therefore, you must wear a mask on site, self -screen,  and maintain social distances as well as let us keep a log of your visit in case there is a need to do contact tracing.

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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.”