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Whale and Marine Life Cruise
Veteran's Day Special

Join our marine educators for a special Veteran’s Day Whale and Marine Life Cruise. Exploring the ocean from top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures, including dolphins and whales, during our 2-hour long marine life exploration cruise. 


Teacher Appreciation
Veteran's Day

Are you thinking about the upcoming school year? Get prepared with Ocean Institute to learn about the new programs, updated curriculum and STEAM opportunities for your students. 

Enjoy a private tour of our facility where we will highlight our school programs. After lunch, hop aboard the R/V Sea Explorer  for a Marine Mammal Cruise. 


Teachers are free with valid Teacher ID
$15 per person for additional guests
Lunch is included with ticket


Family Field Trip
No School Bus Required!

Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Spend Veterans’ Day at the Ocean Institute. 

Bring the whole family to experience our most popular program: Living Systems. Adults and children will be immersed in our hands-on activities that are both educational and engaging for all. 

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Little Naturalists: Parent & Me Program
Feathers, Flippers, and Fins

Bring out the ‘Little Naturalist’ in your child and discover how humans are connected to the ocean, using different ocean animals as examples. Each Tuesday session of parent-and-me classes includes sensory exploration stations, an art project and a science activity. This program is suitable for children ages three-and-a-half to four years old with parental support. 


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.

Maritime Field Trip 5 hours

Gold Digger’s Express!
Grades 4-5

Students embark on an exciting adventure reenacting the voyage of those who risked it all for the gold fields in 1849. Through the use of role-play, students explore the events of the great California Gold Rush and interact with characters who offer different historical perspectives. At the end of their voyage, students must decide their own destiny by either electing to stay aboard with the Captain or jump ship and seek potential riches in the gold fields. Activities include moving cargo, sail handling, and panning for gold.