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About the Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute is nationally known for its award winning, hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. Where, students, families, and the general public come to be immersed in the fascinating worlds of tallship sailors, research scientists, oceanographers, and explorers.

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Media Contacts

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Jonelle Yamasaki: (949) 496-2274 x 618, Click here to email Jonelle.


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At a Glance:

Public Hours
Weekdays: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Pilgrim open most Sundays: 11:00am to 3:30pm

Admission Fees
Admission sales end 45 min. before we close each day.

Members & children under 2: FREE
Guests: $5.00

Members & children under 2: FREE
Adults (13-64): $10.00
Seniors (65+) & Youth (2-12 years): $7.50

Cruise Prices*
$35/adult (Members: $22/adult) $22/child (Members: $19/child)

Sail Prices* (Min age 4yrs)
$40/adult (Members: $36/adult) $23/child (Members: $21/child)

*Includes weekend admission.

A processing fee is added to all credit card, phone, and internet reservations.