Ocean Institute will be opening an hour early for special needs visitors and their families or aides. All regular labs and activities will be open in addition to a special sensory activity. Come make Sea Star Squish Bags and learn all about intertidal animals.
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.
Cruise the Dana Point Headlands with our expert crew during this 1.5 hour expedition. As the sun slips behind the distant horizon in a “green flash,” search for marine mammals, and spend a tranquil evening with your family.
$30.00 Adults (14 and up)
$15.00 Children 4-14
Toddlers 3 and under are free
*Members receive 10% off when you enter your member ID at checkout.
Sign aboard for an exciting voyage on a real tallship! First, you and dad will enjoy breakfast burritos, fresh fruit, and a beer (for dad) and juice on our Historic Maritime Wharf. Once we set sail on the Spirit of Dana Point, you and dad can join the crew in handling lines and raising sails. You may help steer the ship, or just sit back and enjoy being out on the open ocean. This thrilling sail will create memories you’ll never forget!