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Ocean Institute


24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point
Tel. 949.496.2274
Email: oi@ocean-institute.org

Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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. The facility is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs.

The Institute includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the spectacular 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.

The facility is open to the public seven days a week; please check our website for detailed information about weekday and weekend times, costs, and activities. Weekdays offer entrance into the Headlands and Beyond exhibit, while weekends offer a site-wide journey through the campus.

Throughout the year we also offer family programs, summer camps, whale-watching cruises, tallship sails, and various events including the annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival & Festival of Whales. For complete information visit www.ocean-institute.org

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