Ocean Institute

24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

(949) 496-2274


The Ocean Institute is an educational facility specializing in innovative marine and social science programs. Though not a museum nor an aquarium, you will find a collection of artifacts and animals on this campus.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Venues, Parks, Museums, Arts & Crafts, Aquariums/Zoos

  • Place Cost Under $10
    Adult - $6.50 Youth - $4.50 Kids 2 and under are free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Word on the Street

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!

Ocean Institute: From the Parents


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