Celebrate the upcoming Tall Ships and Ocean Festival by painting
the Ocean Institute’s tall ships Spirit of Dana Point
and brig Pilgrim. The event will take place on the
Historic Maritime Wharf with experts Christie and Daniela to
instruct you on the painting process.
All skill levels welcome; Minors must have a legal guardian
present at all times.
From animals to humans, navigation takes skill, talent, and many
tools. Learn from our expert naturalists how whales, birds, and
humans navigate yearly migrations, explore the deep sea, or chart
a course for adventure. Each month we will explore a new way of
Join us for this six-week adventure series exploring shapes,
colors, textures, and more with everyone’s favorite tidepool
animal, the sea star! Each Tuesday session includes exploration,
an animal encounter, and an activity. Suitable for ages 2 to 3
Looking to give back to the ocean and your community? Join us for
a two hour Beach Cleanup!
Ocean Institute beach cleanups removed over 1,000 pounds of trash
in 2018. Help us prevent even more trash from entering our ocean
in 2019. Please wear closed toed shoes and bring a refillable
water bottle. Those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an
adult. Ocean Institute will provide trash pickers and