The Ocean Institute invites you to explore the ocean’s underwater world and California’s fascinating maritime history through fun, interactive programs and family activities that indulge your ocean curiosity.
On weekdays, our campus bustles with eager students on educational field trips, but we invite you to join us on a guided tour of the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center. While you wait for the next tour, explore our Headlands and Beyond exhibit area that includes:
The Chambers Gallery carries the latest educational materials and ocean-themed items with proceeds benefiting Ocean Institute programs. Visit our store to find a variety of unique maritime and ocean-themed books, puzzles, jewelry, home decor and apparel.
Phone: (949) 496-2274 x 351
Ocean Institute Members receive a 10% discount on purchases.
Join us on our 65-foot research vessel, Sea Explorer, and voyage to sea for science-based environmental education. Be captivated by local marine life, collect samples, and learn fascinating facts about these ocean animals from our scientists on board.