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 weekends, we open the campus and welcome you to explore our site-wide, immersive journey into the mysteries of the Pacific Ocean. Come and learn all about Moon Jellies, encounter live animals in our Discovery Pool touch-tank, join in animal feedings, and even conduct squid dissections if you're adventurous!
Facilities open: Headlands & Beyond exhibit, tide pool playscape, all labs inside the Ocean Education Center, and the Brig Pilgrim.*
*Tours of the Brig Pilgrim are offered on Sundays during regular admission hours.