Ghostly bubbles, fizzing eyeballs, and glowing slime are just a few of the experiments brewing in our labs during this family friendly Halloween event. Come in your favorite costume as you trick or treat through the Mad Scientist’s open labs and meet some animals that might make you go “eek!”
Join the Ocean Institute’s marine educators in exploring the ocean from top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during our 2.5-hour long marine life exploration program.
Cruise the beautiful Dana Point Harbor during this family friendly harbor cruise. Learn the history of the harbor, from Richard Henry Dana’s visit in the 1830s to world renown surf spot and recreational harbor. On the cruise, our team will share the history and ecology of the harbor.
Includes admission to the Ocean Institute for the day ($10.00 for adults/$7.50 children)
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.
Be a part of the historic water welcome for Hikianalia, a traditional Polynesian canoe, from aboard the Ocean Institute’s research vessel, Sea Explorer. For this Ocean Institute members-only event, cruise the coast before joining the parade of outriggers, paddlers, and more as the Hikianalia makes its way into Dana Point Harbor.
This cruise is exclusive for Ocean Institute members only and will include light refreshments. Space is limited; advance registration required.
Join the Ocean Institute as we welcome the crew of the Hikianalia, a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, to Dana Point. Cheer the crew as they make their way into the harbor accompanied by local outrigger canoe clubs and greeted on shore by representatives of the Achajamen Nation. Escort the crew into the Ocean Institute for the official welcoming ceremony featuring traditional songs and dances.