Dana Point Ocean Institute Guided Tours is Monday July 29 2019.
Join in for a 30-minute guided tour with one of the Ocean Institute expert Naturalists.
Get a behind the scenes view of one of the Ocean Institute Learning Centers, Historic Ships, or the dockside Maddie James Seaside Learning Center.
Ocean Education Center Tour
On this tour you will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the learning centers with an expert Ocean Institute naturalist.
You will see a select number of the living collection of animals, which represents the local marine (ocean) ecology and learn more about the education programs.
Maddie James Seaside Learning Center Tour
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the dockside Maddie James Seaside Learning Center.
You can participate in one of the community science projects to document the water quality of the harbor, collect a plankton sample, and get a taste of some of local species of animals in the biodiversity lab.
You will be able to step aboard one of the historic tall ships the Brig Pilgrim, made famous by Richard Henry Dana Jr. in his classic memoir, Two Years Before the Mast.
You will have the opportunity to step into the life of a sailor aboard a tall ship and learn the history our the replica.
Sailor’s Life Tour
You will be able to experience the life of a sailor in the 1830s on the historic maritime wharf.
Tie nautical knots, help raise sail, and learn more about the hide trade of early California.
Headlands and Beyond exhibit area is included with tours featuring an intertidal touch tank, artifact displays, pop-up experiments, and children’s playscape.
Last admission for all tours stops 10 minutes prior to each tour time.
Ocean Institute Weekday Tours Tickets
Tour ticket: $5.00 per person
Day Pass (2 or more tours): $7.00 per person
Tickets are available for onsite purchases only.
Tuesday July 30 2019
Wednesday July 31 2019
Thursday August 1 2019
Friday August 2 2019
Ocean Institute is located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point