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Headlands and Beyond

@ Ocean Institute

Hands-on marine science museum


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 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.


On weekdays, our campus bustles with eager students on educational field trips, but we invite you explore our Headlands and Beyond exhibit area that includes:


-Local sea creatures in the Rocky Reef tank

-Interactive Globe

-ROV touchscreen

-Pop-up experiments

-Children's playscape

-Tour the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center floating on the harbor. (11am, 12pm, 1pm, & 2pm)


Exhibits open: The atrium, alcove, courtyard and the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center only

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • New Years Day
  • Easter
  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas

$0.00 - $5.00

  • Ages 0 - 1: Free
  • Ages 2 and over: $5.00

Free, provided on location.

Suitable for: 3 - 17

Phone: (949) 496-2274

Web: Click to Visit

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Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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