Family Programs




Painting by the Sea

Join us and OCDC Art & Design for a morning of learning and painting.

We will begin at our tide pool touch tanks and learn about the fascinating animals who live in tide pools with Ocean Institute staff. You will then choose your favorite tide pool animal to paint. OCDC Art & Design will show you how to paint your tide pool animal to create a vibrant painting. Make it a family day at Ocean Institute! 


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.