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.
Cannons were an important form of communication and protection
aboard the Brig Pilgrim and all tall ships. Come to
this WILD Weekend to learn how cannons were utilized in the
sailing days of Richard Henry Dana Jr. and build you own cannon
out of upcycled materials.
Your ticket includes admission to Ocean Institute to enjoy our
maritime themed activities, tours, and exhibits.
Enjoy the holidays with the Ocean Institute at our Annual Holiday
Lights Viewing Party for the Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of
Lights. This year’s Boat Parade of Lights theme is “Tiki
Holiday.” Guests are invited to view the parade from our
one-of-a-kind setting that only the Ocean Institute can provide!
Bring the beach to your holiday by joining us to make festive
ornaments. Each participant will get to create two ornaments
with the instruction of Daniela. Your class will take place on
our surf science deck where you can be inspired by our ocean
views. All materials included with your ticket purchase.
Your ticket includes admission to Ocean Institute for the