You and your child are invited to join us for this six-week adventure 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.
Join the Ocean Institute as we welcome the crew of the Hikianalia, a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, to Dana Point. Cheer the crew as they make their way into the harbor accompanied by local outrigger canoe clubs and greeted on shore by representatives of the Achajamen Nation. Escort the crew into the Ocean Institute for the official welcoming ceremony featuring traditional songs and dances.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sail, navigate and live for weeks at sea aboard a Hawaiian voyaging canoe? Tour the Hikianalia during their dockside open-house canoe tours. These tours are free and open to the public of all ages
This program includes:
- 2 hour interactive tour around the Dana Point Harbor
- A history of the harbor and its unique ecosystem
- Admission to the Ocean Institute
- Ocean Institute baseball cap and bag
All experience levels are welcome. Must be at least 12 years old to participate. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Does your Thanksgiving table need a centerpiece? Come to our workshop and create a living centerpiece using succulents, pumpkins, and other fantastically fall decorations. Our centerpieces are plastic free and environmentally friendly.
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.