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Fundraising events are held year round to help support a number of causes. Come and join the fun!

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Lecture Series
David Helvarg: Author, Activist & Adventurer

Join us Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 pm as David Helvarg, author of The Golden Shore, takes us on a journey along the 1,100-mile Pacific coastline to tell the tale of history, culture and the changing nature of California’s coast.

Tickets:

Eventbrite - Lecture Series: David Helvarg, Author, Activist, & Adventurer

$10.00 per person 
*Members receive 10% off when you enter your member ID at check out.

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Whale Watching Cruise

Join Ocean Institute scientists on a Whale Watching Cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer to view the wildlife that make the coastal waters of Dana Point their home. Includes hands-on activities for kids. Each ticket also admits one to our Ocean Education Center, which includes aquariums and more activities for the kids! *Good for the same day as the cruise*

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Bioluminescence Night Cruise

There’s a luminous underwater world just waiting to shine! Learn about the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark and witness this curiously beautiful phenomenon.*

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Tiny Tots: Parent & Me Program
Mighty Mariners

Scott Schmitt

Tuesdays, October 3 - November 7 | 9:00am – 10:15am

Join us for this six-week, maritime themed series of exploration and play. Stretch your child’s imagination through creative play that supports language development, social interaction, and problem solving.

Suitable for children ages 2 to 3 years; must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Opera of the High Seas
A Musical Performance

Don’t miss a voyage of operatic proportions as acclaimed vocalists take you on a musical journey of opera arias celebrating pirates, mermaids, seas, and sails! 

Light refreshments along with a cash bar will be available before the performance begins. 

Tickets will be available in mid-September. 

Event

Opera of the High Seas
A Musical Performance

Don’t miss a voyage of operatic proportions as acclaimed vocalists take you on a musical journey of opera arias celebrating pirates, mermaids, seas, and sails! 

Light refreshments along with a cash bar will be available before the performance begins. 

Tickets will be available in mid-September. 

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Ocean Institute programs have succeeded brilliantly in the most important mission: reaching and actively engaging the imagination of American youth.
- Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education