Ocean Institute ACA Accredited Summer Camps are immersive
educational journeys that take place in our unique coastal
setting. Engaging learning experiences and explorations in
our learning labs, along shore, and aboard our vessels enable
campers to expand their horizons and see their world in a new
way! Our 2019 camp offerings include NEW programs that will
be the highlight of summer for campers at all ages!
The Ocean Institute offers a variety of programs for teens,
ranging from half-day conferences to year-long internships.
Programs are designed to expose the next generation of
scientists, leaders, and consumers, to global issues facing our
oceans, current research, and the tools needed to better
understand our changing world.
The Nicholas Endowment Distinguished Speaker Series is an
inaugural education and cultural program hosted in the Samueli
Conference Center. This series accentuates the core concepts of
Ocean Institute’s strategic plan: research, education,
conservation and organizational excellence.
City chic and beach cool – this dynamic indoor and outdoor
experience delivers Dana Point like no other. Sky-high ceilings
and dazzling views, our venues are Ocean Institute’s most
memorable spaces for any type of event.
Samueli is turned into an extravagant dining room, wedding hall
or banquet to include an outside courtyard overlooking the Dana
Point harbor. This picturesque venue offers up incredible
Where Events Become Unforgettable
Set along the harbor-front, Ocean Institute combines a naturally
romantic setting with a collection of indoor and outdoor spaces.
Whether you prefer candlelit dinners or cocktails on the Maddie
James Seaside Learning Center Wharf, we can transform the wedding
of your dreams into a beautiful reality. An evening on our
Tall Ship will wow guests before the first hors d’oeuvre is
With spectacular views of the beautiful Pacific, award-winning
architecture, and historic vessels, Ocean Institute provides the
perfect venue for weddings, private events, meetings, and
Every moment at Ocean Institute will leave you and your guests
with a memory that will last a lifetime.
* Photos may depict rental chairs provided by client.
Ocean Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Site fees
for all private events helps Ocean Institute sustain its
year-round calendar of education programs for the
For more information, please contact our venue coordinators,
Jennifer Swartz and Angela Sophie at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-599-4546.