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Ocean Institute


The Ocean Institute is pleased to offer a unique location and environment for our guests to host a child's birthday on the weekends. We only schedule one party per weekend day to allow you and your guests plenty of time to explore the Ocean Institute and participate in as many activities as you wish. Please note that the host/hostess of the party is 100% responsible for the organizing, managing & running of the event - we provide the location and the rest is up to you.

  • Ocean Institute
  • 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr
  • Dana Point, CA 92629

Phone: (949) 496-2274

Web: Click to Visit

Suitable for: 3 - 15

Birthday Packages

✓ Birthday Party Package: $475

Birthday Party Package Always Includes:

•Two (2) hours in private party room beginning at 11:00 am

•Access to the Ocean Institute public programming following time in private party room

•One (1) Private Party Host to facilitate the party: before for setup, during, and after for cleanup

•Admission for up to 40 guests total (including both children and adults)

•Tables, chairs, sink with running water, and refrigerator/freezer provided

•30 minute themed activity for all party children

•2 for 1 return admission ticket for up to 30 children

•Ocean Institute Goody Bags for up to 30 children

•Personalized Ocean Institute Birthday Cake from It’s All About the Cake Inc. for up to 40 people

Members receive 10% off the total party package

We do also offer add-ons to birthday package which are as follows:

• Private Squid Dissection: 30 minute activity for up to 40 guests. Fee: $75.00

• Private tour of the Brig Pilgrim (subject to availability): 45 minute tour of the ship for up to 40 guests. Fee: $150.00

Information provided is subject to change without notice. Please contact the venue/entertainer listed to verify that the information provided is still up-to-date. If you have questions about a particular birthday party idea, please contact the birthday party organizer directly.