Boy Scout Plankton Lab mh
22Jan11 Scout Overnight (2)
Girlscouts camping
22Jan11 Scout Overnight


All University of Hawaii campuses, including HIMB, are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.  For the time being, we will not be scheduling any new tours.  Thank you.

Offered weekends from Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday. Boat fees are included in the program fee. To make a reservation, download our Overnight Request Form and send via email to


Minimum group size of 15, maximum of 36 participants.

$50/person, boat fee included. Minimum $750 fee.

Booking a Reservation

 Operation hours for scheduling are:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8am to 12pm


Our new fee schedule will take effect beginning August 1st, 2019.


Due to safety considerations, children and students must be 5 years of age and up to participate in the Community Education Walking Tours and programs. All participants need to be able to climb in and out of small boats, up and down several pier steps, navigate one to two small hills, walk on uneven paved and non-paved pathways, and for the walking tours, complete the entire ~ 1 mile tour at the pace of the group they are with.  


Boy Scouts Merit Badge 

An unforgettable experience where participants become field scientists as they camp on island, create their own night plankton light traps using recycled materials, form hypotheses and deploy their traps to collect living plankton and discover the results.  The overnight program includes a tour of the facility with stops by the shark enclosures and invertebrate observation/touch table, a late snack, and a continental breakfast the following morning.  Offered weekends from Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday. Boat fees are included in the program fee. 

Boy Scout Troops have the option of earning an Oceanography Merit Badge. Programming is similar to the typical overnight stay, in addition the scouts will participate in lecture and complete workbook.

Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
Center for Community Education

46-007 Lilipuna Rd

Kane'ohe, HI 96744

Tel: (808) 235-9302