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.
Accidental oil spills in the ocean are an environmental disaster, but most waste oil in the ocean is not accidental. Much of the oil that spills into our ocean comes from human activity in the form of motor oil, industrial runoff, and roadway run off. Come to this WILD Weekend session to explore how oil run off impacts our ocean, prevention methods, and how difficult oil is to remove once in the ocean.
Opera returns to the Ocean Institute to help celebrate the gray whale migration! Join us for a beautiful evening of whale song, cat calls, bird trills, and other operatic animal music plus refreshments overlooking the high seas at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. An elegant evening of eclectic opera, with a view you won’t want to miss.
Did you know the ocean currently contains 5.25 trillion pieces of trash and counting? This WILD Weekend takes “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” to the next level by addressing the ever-growing issue of marine plastics pollution with an upcycled art project. Participants will be creating sea-life-shaped garden ornaments out of single-use plastics and other common sources of marine debris.