Join Us for a

Special Event
MAY 26
3:30PM - 5:30PM

Kick off the summer with the 15th annual BIMI ChowdaFest! Blind tasting of chowders from outstanding Block Island restaurants served by fantastic students from the Block Island School. Proceeds support BIMI’s Aquarium and  Exploration Center.

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Tuesday Talk

IKEJIME Demonstration and Talk

Our Mission

To provide educational experiences and hands-on exploration to inspire appreciation and preservation of the extraordinary saltwater environment around Block Island.

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.”