Family Programs

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FAMILY PROGRAMS

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Community Beach Cleanup Day
Limited Space Available!

Date: February 23rd, 2020

Time: 9am – 11am  (Check in at 8:45a)

Location: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629

Team up with Ocean Institute, Drains to Ocean, and Mentor Me Learning for a 2 hour Community Beach Cleanup!

Afterward, come inside for FREE admission into Ocean Institute. During your visit, you can learn about plastic alternatives of your everyday products and explore the local marine life. 

Community Hours Available for cleanup participants.

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Family Field Trip Day
Watershed Lab & Cruise

Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. 

Bring the whole family to experience one of our most popular school programs: Watershed Science. Adults and children will be immersed in our hands-on activities that are both educational and engaging for all. 

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Tiny Tots: Sea Star Adventure 2020
Parent and Me Program

 

Join us for this six-week series that will stretch your child’s imagination through creative play,  supporting language development, social interaction, and problem solving. Each Tuesday session includes exploration, an animal encounter and an activity. This program is suitable for ages 2-3 years old, with parental support.

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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.

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Galentine’s Day
Painting by the Sea

 

 

Grab your best girlfriends and spend ‘Galentine’s’ Day creating beautiful art focused on love at Ocean Institute. You will have the choice to create a 3D canvas painting featuring a red heart or a painted wine bottle. 

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Tiny Tots: Mighty Mariners 2020
Parent and Me Program

Join us for this six-week, maritime themed series that will stretch your child’s imagination through creative play,  supporting language development, social interaction, and problem solving. Each Tuesday session includes exploration, an animal encounter and an activity. This program is suitable for ages 2-3 years old, with parental support.

 

 

Dates and Times: 

Tuesday Mornings, January 14- February 18, from 9:30 am-10:30 am 

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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! 

There is a $2 supply fee per participant for our Public Beach Cleanups. This small fee helps us purchase trash pickers, buckets, and latex free gloves for our beach cleanups. Thank you so much for your support. 

Select the “Book Now” button below to sign up.