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Samueli Lecture Hall & Conference Center

Samueli Lecture Hall and Conference Center is situated on a spectacular site overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This state-of-the-art facility adds a marine and educational theme to your meeting or event and provides an ideal setting for conventions, corporations, professional, academic or social organizations.

Event Options
Corporate functions, seminars, conferences, meetings, product launches, team-building seminars, business receptions, wedding receptions, luncheons.

Additional Activities
Marine Wildlife cruises, harbor cruises, and seasonal whale watching cruises aboard the Research Vessel Sea Explorer, sailing voyages aboard the tallship Spirit of Dana Point, tidepool walks, team-building activities aboard either tallship Spirit of Dana Point or Pilgrim, educational lectures with marine scientists.

Capacity
Indoor: 3,000 sq. feet, 200 guests seated banquet or theater-style; Outdoor: 2,000 sq. feet, 100 guests seated in the courtyard.

Audio/Video
High quality digital projection system capable of accommodating any medium. Full videoconferencing capabilities. Certified technician on site.

Unique Ocean Education Environment
5,200 sq. ft.of interactive exhibits focusing on Sea Floor Exploration. Tanks filled with local marine wildlife, boulder-field surge tank, Gray Whale skeleton, and microfossil sculptures create the atmosphere of an early California oceanographic research station.

Featured Artwork
Susan MacLeod’s paintings of Kelp Wracks will be displayed in the Samueli Lecture Hall through the summer. Her art work of sea grass, algae, kelp and holdfasts washed up on the shore are colorful renditions of a unique subject matter vital to the health of the ocean.

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Surfscience Deck

Location
Within the compound of the Ocean Institute, above the Surf science Learning Center nestled next to the Headlands. This open-air deck overlooks the surf zone and open ocean.

Event Options
Corporate functions, seminars, meetings, rehearsal dinners, private parties

Capacity
60-80 guests

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Executive Boardroom

Location
This state-of-the-art boardroom is on the second floor of the Student Services Building. It has an incredible view of the harbor and ocean and overlooks the central courtyard of our Ocean Education Center.

Event Options
Corporate functions, workshops, meetings

Capacity
12-20 guests

Audio/Video
Yes, Certified technician on site

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Location
Halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Nestled at the end of Dana Point Harbor and adjacent to the Dana Point Marine Life Refuge at the Pacific Ocean.

Reservations
Jennifer Wilson-Rouyer
Phone: 949.496.2274 ext. 328
Fax: 949.248.5557
jwilson-rouyer@ocean-institute.org

Address
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.,
Dana Point, CA 92629
www.ocean-institute.org