Oceans-to-Classrooms | REEF

An Ocean View of the World


UCSB Campus Pt. grade school kids visiting The REEF run on the beach
Monica Pessino

Scott E. Simon
The REEF Director
MSI Education & Outreach Program Manager
t: 805.893.8765
f: 805.893.8062
e: scott_simon@ucsb.edu

Iris Chan
REEF/O2C Program Coordinator
t: 805.893.8765
f: 805.893.8062
e: irisjchan@ucsb.edu

NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, we are currently closed for visits

Public Hours

Have you ever wanted to hold a sea hare or lobster?
Come down to The REEF for Open Door!
We are open to the public every Friday/Saturday (except for major holidays) during our Open Door hours. The REEF is always FREE of charge.


Friday 3:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm

Fall 2020 Open Door Dates:*

10/2-12/12 (Excluding Holidays)

Winter 2021 Open Door Dates:*

1/8-3/13 (Excluding Holidays)

Spring 2021 Open Door Dates:*

4/2-6/5 (Excluding Holidays)

Summer 2021 Open Door Dates:*

6/25- 9/11 (Excluding Holidays)

*Subject to change. Please email our REEF Program Coordinator at outreach@msi.ucsb.edu for the latest dates/hours.