Tuesdays, October 3 - November 7 | 9:00am – 10:15am
Join us for this six-week, maritime themed series of exploration and play. Stretch your child’s imagination through creative play that supports language development, social interaction, and problem solving.
Suitable for children ages 2 to 3 years; must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us for a morning of painting with OCDC Art & Design!
“OctoPirate” is a one-of-a-kind design, created by local, Daniela Mihaylov of OCDC Art & Design. Daniela will be guiding this step-by-step acrylic painting class (11″x14″ canvas) at the awesome Ocean Institute in Dana Point. Painting to begin promptly at 9:00am. This will be a great take-home decoration for your home OR a great gift for someone who loves the ocean, ocean critters, or pirates!
Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike led by one of our expert naturalists.The hike will take us into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home. The winter months are the best time to explore these magical marine ecosystems!
Board and explore three unique historic tall ships this holiday season! Tour the visiting vessel, Hawaiian Chieftain, along with the Ocean Institute’s ships, Pilgrim and Spirit of Dana Point during regular public admission hours. Learn the history of the ships, Dana Point’s maritime history, and more.
Tour the visiting vessel, Lady Washington, a replica square-rigged brig, during her stay at the Ocean Institute. Learn the history American trading in the Pan-Pacific following the american revolution. Named after Martha Washington, the Lady Washington was a pioneer in American trading.