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.
Do you want to impress your friends at your 4th of July picnics with fun and intelligent tricks? Attend this WILD Weekend and you will learn the science behind the best ones! Come create Minty Fireworks, Patriotic Fizzing Sea Stars, and Fizzy Popsicle Paintings. You will take home a kit to entertain your BBQ guests at home. Your ticket includes admission to Ocean Institute so don’t forget to come early and explore.
Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tallship explorer. Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines, and steer the ship, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the majesty of sailing the seas aboard a tallship.
Cruise the beautiful Dana Point Harbor during this family friendly harbor cruise. Learn the history of the harbor, from Richard Henry Dana’s visit in the 1830s to world renown surf spot and recreational harbor. On the cruise, our team will share the history and ecology of the harbor.
Join us for this six-week, maritime themed series exploring that will stretch your child’s imagination through creative play that supports language development, social interaction, and problem solving. Each Tuesday session includes exploration, an animal encounter and an activity. This program is suitable for ages two to three years, with parental support.