Join our marine educators in exploring the ocean from top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures, including dolphins and whales, during our 2.5-hour long marine life exploration cruise.
Moon Jellies in a Jar will be a fun and interactive experience for all participants. This activity will educate visitors about different jelly species, whilst diving into the serious problem of plastics in our ocean. Both kids and parents will be able to make their very own jelly in a jar to take home and experience a moon jelly feeding by our animal husbandry interns. Come explore the world of jellies and learn how you can prevent plastics from entering our ocean.
Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tallship explorer. Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines, and steer the ship, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the majesty of sailing the seas aboard a tallship.
Join us for this six-week adventure series 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.
Biofluorescence lets sea creatures glow. This night time program features a talk on biofluorescence, followed by a tour of the biofluorescing animals here at the Ocean Institute — such as the scorpion fish. Children and adults alike will enjoy learning about and seeing the amazing light patterns of our ocean firsthand.