Ocean Institute, Dana Point

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#7 of 18 in Museums in Orange County
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  • The Institute offers very informative displays of marine life and the boat excursions are excellent, especially the bioluminescence cruise. Membership is reasonable and offers many extra perks.  more »
  • OCEAN INSTITUTE, Dana Point Harbor, CA! Just look for the Tall Ships, close to BABYBEACH! The Iconic PILGRIM entered Dana Point Harbor in Sept 1981, it's a full-sized replica of the Original Pilgrim b...  more »
  • Located in Beautiful Dana Point Harbor. Interesting tour of the marine life. You first walk into a cute Nautical Gift Shop, purchase your tickets, which are $5 week day per person. Then enter a small ...  more »
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  • Good for school field trips, luxury building mostly used to walk around and look at small area of ocean front
  • I love this place because it's so cool that we go on a boat to find creatures in the sand from Vista bel valle
  • Great place for kids to learn about the local marine life.
  • Amazing Ocean exploration programs for kids offered.
  • i am a fith grader and i went there on a trip yesterday, and the science experiemnts and stuff were fun, but when it got to the ship, (i got to expereience how a saior works) it was the most horrible part. My hands got rope burn, my feet hurt, i was wet head to toe, and it was raining. I dont like the ocean institute at all. Plus the ship reinactors also were very mean and strict. i dont like the trip. i advise yu not to go there. ಥ_ಥ

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