Join us this holiday season for a night of mermaids, merriment and more!
From story-time with a live mermaid, to pictures with Santa on the Spirit of Dana Point Tallship, we truly have something for everyone. Sip on gourmet hot chocolate and enjoy a beautiful light display in Dana Point Harbor while being serenaded by carolers all evening. And don’t forget to swing by the Laurena G. Chambers Gift Shop to purchase a discounted, limited edition 2016 Ocean Institute ornament as a keepsake from this beautiful night.
A special holiday tea with our favorite Mermaids, will make this holiday season extra sweet!
Join us for a late morning tea including finger sandwiches, specialty teas, hot chocolate bar, and cupcake decorating. Our favorite mermaid friend, Catalina, will join us for a meet & greet, story time, and a swim!
For special weekdays throughout this holiday season, we will open our labs for visitors to explore! Join in special presentations and dissections, or simply explore our touch tanks and labs on your own!
Admission is just $5.00!
Upcoming Bonus Days:
Friday, November 25
Monday, December 26
Tuesday, December 27
Wednesday, December 28
Thursday, December 29
Friday, December 30
Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike lead by one of our expert naturalists.The hike will take us into the rocky Marine Protected Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home. The winter months are the best time to explore these majestic marine ecosystems!
You and your child are invited to join us for this six-week adventure exploring shapes, colors, textures, and more with everyone’s favorite tidepool animal, the sea star! Each Tuesday session includes exploration, an animal encounter, and an activity. Suitable for ages 2 to 3 years.
Time: 9:00am – 10:15am
Drop-in class: $30.00 (6 week series: $150.00 is not available after January 17 )