Weekend & Holiday Admission


Weekend & Holiday Admission
Saturdays, Sundays and Select Holidays

On weekends, we open the campus and welcome you to explore our site-wide, immersive journey into the mysteries of the Pacific Ocean. Come and learn all about Moon Jellies, encounter live animals in our Discovery Pool touch-tank, join in animal feedings, and even conduct squid dissections if you’re adventurous!

*Purchase tickets on site 


$7.50 for Children (3 – 14 years) & Seniors (55+)
$10.00 for Adults (15 – 54 years) 
Free: Ocean Institute Members & Children 2 and under


  • Dissections
  • Animal Feedings
  • Special Exhibits
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Themed Interactive Presentations
  • Tours of the brig Pilgrim * subject to availability


10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
Last admission is at 2:15


Tall Ships
Weekend Theme

Explore what life was like as a sailor in Richard Henry Dana Jr.’s time. Sailors were a superstitious group of people who believed that tattoos were good luck, a gold earring could save you from drowning, whistling into the wind would prevent sailings winds and much more. Explore the Ocean Institute to participate in these superstitions, learn of mythical sea creatures, tour our tall ship Brig Pilgrim, and dissect a kraken.


September 1 through December 1