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.
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.
Sea and shore birds have unique physical features called adaptations that allow them to live and find prey in or near the water. Bird’s beak shape and size allow them to hunt in their environments. In this session, learn about different beak adaptations and ‘hunt’ in different environments with your specialized ’beak.’ Take your ‘beak’ home to teach all of your friends about bird adaptations.
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.
There are five different zones in the ocean that support diverse ecosystems. In this WILD Weekend session, you will not only learn about these zones and the animals that are adapted to live in them, but also make your own ocean zones in a take home jar.
Grab your best girlfriends and spend ‘Galentine’s’ Day creating Mandala Rocks at Ocean Institute. OCDC Art & Design will be present to help you create decorative, patterned rocks. You will each take some home to keep as a symbol and celebration of your friendship.