Family Programs




Tiny Tots: Parent & Me Program
Mighty Mariners Winter 2019

Join us for this six-week, maritime themed series of exploration and play. Stretch your child’s imagination through creative play that supports language development, social interaction, and problem solving. Suitable for children ages 2 to 3 years; must be accompanied by an adult. 


Public Tidepool Hikes
Explore the world between tides!

Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike led by one of our expert naturalists.


Capture the King Tide Nature Walk

Join us to learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting our local coastline, then head to the local marine protected area to document the effects of the King Tides as a citizen scientist for the California King Tide Project.


Painting by the Sea: Mandala Rocks
Galentine's Day Celebration

Grab your best girlfriends and spend ‘Galentine’s’ Day creating Mandala Rocks at Ocean Institute. OCDC Art & Design will be present to help you create decorative, patterned rocks. You will each take some home to keep as a symbol and celebration of your friendship.  


Harborside Stewardship
Beach Cleanup Events

Looking to give back to the ocean and your community? Join us for a two hour Beach Cleanup!

Cleanup events run on select Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Please come prepared with a filled reuseable water bottle, a snack and closed toed shoes. Ocean Institute will provide trash pickers and bags! 

Select the “Book Now” button below to sign up.