Have you ever explored the tidepools and wondered what kind of
marine life you had found? On your next tidepool adventure, bring
an expert from the Ocean Institute with you.
What you’ll see: Explore the Marine Conservation Area located
directly behind the Ocean Institute with our expert guide.
Species often found include hermit crabs, mussels, sea stars, and
more. Your guide will guide you the best tidepooling area and
identify species along the way.
Step back in time and explore the journey around Cape Horn as
described by Richard Henry Dana in Two Years Before the Mast.
What you’ll see: View the galley, stern, and bow of the ship
before heading below decks to the main hold, where the ship’s
cargo would have been stored. Explore the ship in detail while
learning about the shipboard life of sailors of the past.
Take a tour of the Ocean Institute’s labs with your own personal
What you’ll see: Labs inside the Ocean Education Center are home
to over 100 different species local to southern California. Learn
about our unique ecosystem, the animals that live there, and how
you can help protect it.