Ocean Institute Celebrates World Oceans Day

Press Release

Dana Point, CA – Come explore the oceans of the world on Saturday & Sunday, June 6 & 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Ocean Institute! World Oceans Day allows us to celebrate the oceans’ wide array of wonders and resources and to consider ways that each of us can help with ocean conservation. Come and explore the wonders of the ocean with us:

  • Investigate the oceans of the world
  • Discover unusual animal adaptations through hands-on activities
  • Learn about the importance of the ocean for different cultures, past and present
  • Ponder ways you can help preserve nature’s beauty

Activities are included with general weekend admission: $10/adult, $7.50 seniors and children ages 3-12 (members and children under 2 free).

The Ocean Institute is a non-profit organization which seeks to demystify the world of science, empower children to become tomorrow’s scientific leaders, and deepen society’s appreciation of how the ocean and science impact our lives. Established in 1977, the Ocean Institute uses the mystery and allure of the ocean to inspire 115,000 students per year with more than 60 award-winning ocean science and maritime history programs. We’re located in Dana Point Harbor alongside the tide pools of a Marine Protected Area.


The Ocean Institute is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs. The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tallships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning. Ocean-based exhibits are open to the public seven days a week. Visitors can explore the underwater world while participating in fun activities designed to indulge ocean curiosity. Throughout the year, the Ocean Institute also offers organized family programs, summer camps, cruises, tallship sails, and other unique events including our annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival and the Festival of Whales.

Address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
Website: www.ocean-institute.org
Phone: (949) 496-2274

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