Hands-on marine science, maritime history and outdoor education museum.
Walk through the gift shop (look for the eels in the tank) to enter into the museum.
You will find classrooms for learning, encounter live animals in the Discovery Pool touch-tanks and join in on animal feedings! Move from room to room learning more about sea creatures, do a themed craft and even play on the small outdoor playground area.
Check for current schedule as new events pop up at the Ocean Institute like Guided weekday tours and Kayak tours & tide pool tours on the weekends.
Become a Member: membership includes admission, discounts, and entrance to special events.
Also check for:
- Whale watching & other private tours: See whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more as your explorer the Pacific Ocean
- Plan your next Birthday Party here
- Take a field trip here
Located past Dana Point Harbor and Baby Beach – designated free parking lot just for the Ocean Institute.