Public Tidepool Hikes
Explore the world between tides!


Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike led by one of our expert naturalists.

The hike will take us into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home.  The winter months are the best time to explore these magical marine ecosystems!


Tuesday, November 6th 1:30 pm to 3:30 

Wednesday, November 7th 2:00 pm to 4:30

Friday, November 23rd 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Tuesday, December 4th – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Wednesday, December 5th – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Thursday, December 6th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, December 19th -12:30 pm- 2:30 pm

Thursday, December 20th – 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm 


$15.00 per person*

*Includes admission to the Ocean Institute the day of your tour. Free member admission is not applicable for Tidepool Hikes. 

Please sign-up in advance as space is limited. Walk-ins will only be allowed when space is available. 

Additional Information:

Hike Difficulty Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

Please be prepared for rocky, uneven, and slick terrain for the entire hike. 

Dress: Closed-toed, Closed-heeled sturdy shoes are required. We also recommend sunscreen, light layers, and water.