Events

Overview

Events

Overview

Venue Rentals
Enjoy Our Ocean Front Location For Your Next Event!

Photo credit: Happy Photos

Are you planning a wedding, corporate event, workshop or meeting in the near future? Have you thought about hosting your next event at the Ocean Institute while enjoying the splendor of Dana Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean?

We offer a variety of facilities that can accommodate both social and private events. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries and numerous other occasions have found a unique home at the Ocean Institute.

Overview

Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conferences
February & March

Our 2016 event is over, please check back in the Fall for details on our 2017 event.

These exciting conferences are dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue degrees and careers in the sciences. Sixteen prominent female scientists from around the country will interact with the girls in a series of hands-on workshops aboard our research vessel, Sea Explorer, and in the Ocean Institute’s teaching labs.

Overview

Summer Camps

Sign your kids up for an adventure they’ll never forget! Camps are almost sold out.

For more details check out our new Virtual Catalog.

Overview

Single-Day Programs

Sign your kids up for an adventure that they’ll never forget!

Overview

Lectures

Enjoy fascinating scientists and guest speakers in our Samueli Conference Center.

We don’t have any lectures at this time.  Please check back for upcoming programs. 

Overview

Ocean Institute Jazz Festival
January

The Ocean Institute’s popular Jazz Festival combines some of the jazz world’s most renowned artists with elegant epicurean dining, cocktails and wine reception, as well as live and silent auctions.

Since its beginning in 2003, this extraordinary event has raised over one million dollars to benefit the Ocean Institute’s hands-on educational programs.