The Ocean Institute

Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 110,000 K-12 students and 8,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute’s 61 award-winning, immersion style programs. To learn about oceanography, science, and California history, students voyage onto the ocean, study in labs and live aboard tall ships or in the chaparral, where they can feel and taste the salty sea spray, sort through live specimens, observe migrating whales, collect scientific data and investigate the culture and world around them.

There are plenty of opportunities for the community to enjoy at the Ocean Institute.  On weekends, we open our doors to the public for a sneak peek into how ocean science, history, and literature are used to inspire life-long learners!  Join us on an educational sail or cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer or the Spirit of Dana Point. Your children can experience all that we have to offer during our Spring & Summer Camps.  Members enjoy special benefits such as our Artist by the Sea Lecture Series and Artist by the Sea: Kids.  We welcome you to come explore our world and plan your next visit to the Institute!

World Renowned Artist – Wyland – Brings Out the Harbor Seal On Glass

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