Home

Events

Fundraising events are held year round to help support a number of causes. Come and join the fun!

Event

Kayak Harbor Tour
Sept. 24 & Oct. 1, 2016

Join us for our public kayak program!

This program includes: 
- 2 hour interactive tour around the Dana Point Harbor
- A history of the harbor and its unique ecosystem
- Admission to the Ocean Institute
- Ocean Institute baseball cap and bag

All experience levels are welcome. Must be at least 12 years old to participate. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Date & Time:

September 24, 2016; 9:00am – 12:00pm
October 1, 2016; 9:00am-12:00pm

Event

Whale Watching Cruise

Join Ocean Institute scientists on a Whale Watching Cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer to view the whales and dolphins that make the coastal waters of Dana Point their home.

Year-round sightings include Fin whales, Minke whales, Bottlenose and Common dolphins. Other marine mammals can be seen during their annual migrations.

Event

Bioluminescence Night Cruise

There’s a luminous underwater world just waiting to shine! Learn about the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark and witness this curiously beautiful phenomenon.*

Event

Tiny Tots: Parent & Me Program
Mighty Mariners

Scott Schmitt

Weekly, October 4 - November 8, 2016
Tuesdays, 9:00am – 10:15am

Join us for this six-week, maritime themed series of exploration and play. Stretch your child’s imagination through creative play that supports language development, social interaction, and problem solving.

Suitable for children ages 2 to 3 years; must be accompanied by an adult. 

@ocean_institute

 

Making Waves

Ocean Institute programs have succeeded brilliantly in the most important mission: reaching and actively engaging the imagination of American youth.
- Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education