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On weekends, we open our doors to the public for a sneak peek into how ocean science, history, and literature are used to inspire life-long learners! On weekdays, students participate in our innovative and award-winning educational programs.
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Contact Information

Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone:(949) 496-2274
Fax: (949) 496-4296
email: oi@ocean-institute.org

Office and Registration Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm (open for summer camps and school programs)
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm

Public Hours

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm (for public entry; administrative offices are open for extended hours)


General Admission
Adult (13yrs +): $6.50
Youth (3yrs - 12yrs): $4.50
Kids (2yrs and under): Free

Behind the Scenes Tour Hours

Thursday & Friday at 3:30 PM. 45 min. $2.00 per person, members are free.

Gift Shop Hours

9:00am to 5:00pm


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