Public events

MBARI is open to the public for its annual Open House and seminars. A map and directions are available from various central California locations.

MBARI Open House

MBARI opens its doors to the public during our annual Open House. Visitors can enjoy science exhibits and presentations, deep-sea videos, children's activities, and much more.


MBARI seminars are usually held on Wednesdays (unless indicated otherwise) at 11:00 a.m. in the Pacific Forum and are open to the public. The seminars cover a wide range of topics related to deep-ocean research and engineering. Our speakers include top scientists and engineers from all over the world, as well as from MBARI.