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


Tall Ship Tours
with the Lady Washington

Tour the visiting vessel, Lady Washington, a replica square-rigged brig, during her stay at the Ocean Institute. Learn the history American trading in the Pan-Pacific following the American Revolution. Named after Martha Washington, the Lady Washington was a pioneer in American trading.  


Lady Washington Sails
Visiting Tall Ship

Join a two-hour, family-oriented Adventure Sail to experience tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime amusement with the crew of the Lady Washington. It will be a day to remember!

Eventbrite - Lady Washington Sails


Whale Watching Cruise
An ecosystem excursion for all ages

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.


Cannon Battle Sails
with Visiting Tall Ships

Set sail with the ship of your choice to enjoy blasting cannons, towering rigging, bustling decks and the magnificence of canvas full of wind. Work with the crew hauling up sail or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular demonstration of skill, knowledge and survival! 


Tiny Tots: Parent & Me Program
Tuesdays, February 6 - March 13
9:30 AM

Sea Star Adventures

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.


Public Closed Dates
2017 & 2018

Due to special events happening at the Ocean Institute, we will be closed the following days to the public. 



Making Waves

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