2015 Ocean Institute Winter Programs for Children

Press Release

Dana Point, CA – Registration is open for the Ocean Institute’s two winter programs that immerse children in ocean science and maritime history.  The programs are:

Junior Oceanographer – December 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 8-11.  Step into the fascinating world of a marine scientist by exploring the principles of marine biology. Your fun-filled day includes hands-on laboratory activities, including a fish dissection, microscope work and exploring the tide pools during one the lowest tides of the year! This exciting experience will spark your curiosity as you dive into the magical marine world.  Cost: $75.

Junior Seahawks – December 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 8-11.  Set a course for adventure as you discover the life of a pirate during the Golden Age of Sail.  Travel back in time with our cast of characters as you raise sail, row long boats, and hunt for treasure, all while being part of a pirate crew.  The day is filled with fun and excitement dockside aboard the BrigPilgrim and on the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center.  Cost: $75.


The Ocean Institute is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs. The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tallships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning. Ocean-based exhibits are open to the public seven days a week. Visitors can explore the underwater world while participating in fun activities designed to indulge ocean curiosity. Throughout the year, the Ocean Institute also offers organized family programs, summer camps, cruises, tallship sails, and other unique events including our annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival and the Festival of Whales.

Address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
Website: www.ocean-institute.org
Phone: (949) 496-2274

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