Long Beach Marine Institute (LBMI) is a non-profit organization that specializes in a variety of marine science field trips for students of all ages. Leading excursions since 1978, we are dedicated to ensuring a safe, fun, and educational experience for you and your students. With a certified research vessel and facilities on Catalina Island, LBMI is sure to meet all of your educational needs. We currently work with more than 300 schools, colleges, universities and other non-profit organizations and serve about 30,000 students annually.
Our programs range from marine encounters in the Long Beach Harbor, including whale watching and wetland kayaking, to classroom outreach and overnight Catalina Island Science Camp or live-aboard boat excursions. LBMI strives to provide you with the perfect educational resources to compliment your classroom curriculum while providing a meaningful hands-on experience for your students.