Family Programs




Little Naturalists Weekend Sneak-Peak
Parent & Me Program

Bring out the “little naturalist” in your child through hands on exploration and learning with this special weekend edition of our parent and me program Little Naturalists! Together discover scientific principles through sensory stations, identify local species on a seaside nature hike, and create an artistic project that let’s your child’s imagination grow.

Looking for more hands on science for your preschooler? Join us for our four-week Little Naturalists series Feathers, Flippers & Fins every Tuesday from November 5- November 26 where your child will delve into how humans are connected to our oceans using different marine animals as examples.


Family Science Nights
Ages 4–104

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 navigating. 

Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Tiny Tots: Parent & Me Program
Sea Star Adventure Series 2019

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 years.


Beach Cleanup Opportunities

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 bags! 

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