Ocean Discovery Institute

Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to empower young people from underserved urban communities of color to transform their lives, their community, and our world as science and conservation leaders. Working in the San Diego community of City Heights, we provide continuous science opportunities paired with mentoring and the tools to overcome challenges so that young people unlock their potential. Our programs are provided at no cost to our students. Our students believe that a scientist is someone they can be. They achieve because of it. They lead by entering high-paying STEM fields and making a difference.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|81.79 Score


(2/4)|74.25 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

4255 Thorn Street
San Diego, CA 92105