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Ocean Institute, Dana Point

Categories: Science Museums, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Museums, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Tours, Outdoor Activities
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4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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  • We have been members of the Ocean Institute for many years. We went to see the Tall Ships Festival held at Dana Point Harbor held annually. The institute, who hosted the Tall Ship Festival in league w...  read more »
  • Great place to visit with kids. So much to learn in a non paid park atmosphere. Sea life both Old and new, great exhibit. You Will enjoy the rest of the day around Dana Point. 
  • The Ocean Institute is a fabulous spot to learn so much more than you ever dreamed of. It is located near a beach area, so the sights are both indoors and outdoors. It is a crown jewel for children, b...  read more »
  • This was so fun. My girlfriend and I came here to check it out and have some fun. Very awesome. Grand and Leo were a great help to us, they knew a lot and showed us around. Very friendly people
  • Last year I went out on one of their boats. We saw a hump back whale Very impressive. The Institute itself offers such wonderful education for kids.
  • Great place to stop in for a few minutes. I felt like it would be nice to have more to see and learn there, but it's small and not meant to be a full day trip. Excellent learning center of you're strolling the area
  • i'm just 8 and i love it there it is too fun for little 6 year old brothers too ha ha going there today gonna be soooooo fun=)
  • I went there for a school fieldtrip in 5th grade. We went on the boat and saw whales , we disected a baby squid , a cows eye and learned alot. We even slept over for one night and woke up there ate this amazing food for breakfast and went back to school
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