Family Programs

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FAMILY PROGRAMS

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Celebrate the upcoming Tall Ships Festival by painting our Tall Ships!

Painting By the Sea
Art of Sailing

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. 

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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

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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.

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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! 

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