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 whale watching program.
Celebrate 40 years of ocean education during our upcoming Anniversary Days, Monday-Friday December 18-January 5. Enjoy hands-on activities, dissections, and Tall Ships tours just steps away from the ocean all for just 40 cents per child with paid adult admission. Activities and events will vary throughout the week so you can visit again and again.
Board and explore three unique historic tall ships this holiday season! Tour the visiting vessel, Hawaiian Chieftain, along with the Ocean Institute’s ships, Pilgrim and Spirit of Dana Point during regular public admission hours. Learn the history of the ships, Dana Point’s maritime history, and more.