Family Programs




Public Tidepool Hikes
Explore the world between tides!

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


Capture the King Tide Nature Walk

Join us to learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting our local coastline, then head to the local marine protected area to document the effects of the King Tides as a citizen scientist for the California King Tide Project.


$5.00 per person*
*Ocean Institute Members are free when you enter your member ID at checkout

Tiny Tots: Mighty Mariners

Tiny Tots: Mighty Mariners
Weekend Class

Join us for this special weekend class of Tiny Tots: Mighty Mariners. This is a parent and me maritime themed class of exploration and play. Stretch your child’s imagination through creative play that supports language development, social interaction, and problem solving.


Beach Clean-ups
Help keep our beaches clean

Looking to give back to the ocean? Join us for a two-hour beach clean-up. Meet outside Ocean Institute at 10 am. We’ll provide pickers and trash bags, please wear closed toed shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.

To sign-up, select “book now” below.