The Ocean Institute is a 501c(3) organization committed to
expanding awareness and understanding of marine environments of
the guests who visit. Using labs, aquaria, off-shore experiences,
and artifacts, the Ocean Institute works to inspire actions of
learning, sustainability, and conservation. Our collections are
reflective of these ideas and support the educational
opportunities we provide for schools and the community.
Our Adopt-A-Class program enables underserved students from Title I schools across California, to visit the Ocean Institute for hands-on STEM education. The Adopt-A-Class program is crucial to give these students the opportunity to take their learning beyond the classroom. The program is truly life chaging for these students, as many have never seen the ocean, or been on a boat before.
The LegaSea Society celebrates those who have included Ocean
Institute in their estate plans with a future gift through a
bequest, an alternative planned gift, or an outright gift to
Ocean Institute’s Endowment Fund.