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Ocean Institute

24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2723
+1 949-496-2274
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It was ok

We came on the wrong day or we missed out on the special programs. It felt more like a learning... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alisha T
via mobile
Rocky beach, Rocky Institute

I visited the Ocean Institute in Dana Point on a Thursday as a tag along to a school field trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
satilano
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Yorba Linda, CA
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (7 reviews)
“sea life” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2723
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+1 949-496-2274

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came on the wrong day or we missed out on the special programs. It felt more like a learning center for school kids that needed a tour guide to enjoy. I took my teenager and we were done in about 30 minutes. Very nice...More

Thank Alisha T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Ocean Institute in Dana Point on a Thursday as a tag along to a school field trip. Due to the number of people allowed in per group, I was not allowed in with the 1st graders to where they received their educational...More

Thank satilano
OIDanaPoint, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Institute, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Ocean Institute! We pride ourselves on being an educational facility where the public and schools can visit to learn more about our oceans and environment. It sounds like your child participated in "A House for Hermit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a member of the Ocean Institute, I can say first hand how beneficial and educational the institute is for people of all ages. The institute has 3 ships, the Brig Pilgrim replica, the Spirit of Dana Point, and the Sea Explorer. People can experience...More

Thank Tom M
OIDanaPoint, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Institute, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we love our members, and are so appreciative of your support! We understand the role-play aboard Pilgrim and The Spirit can seem intense; we assure you that our instructors go through rigorous training to be able to gauge how...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit whether an adult or family with young children. The staff is very knowledgeable about sea life and the history of the area. The exhibits are interesting and attractively displayed. Well worth the fee to enter.

Thank 777jeannie
OIDanaPoint, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Institute, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a few hours at the Ocean Institute with children and grandchildren and learned quite a bit about sea life. The children liked very much touching the life fish. Next we visited the old sailing ship the "Pilgrim' moored next to the Institute and...More

Thank Jacobus M
OIDanaPoint, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Institute, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed the visit!

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Stopped here to check it out but didn't realize there was almost nothing to see or do and was charged $15 for our family of 3 and we were there for maybe 15 min. There was a fish tank with an eel and a couple...More

Thank valsview
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Very informative means of introducing children to facts regarding marine life and conditions, and protecting the environment without the hysteria of some of the better known agencies that promote ecological preservation. The excursions for day and night observations are particularly valuable so take one if...More

Thank petelapuh
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I attended an evening food & wine fundraiser for a local HS in Dana Point. They space was great and it was not very cold considering its right next to the harbor. I would recommend this place as an event venue.

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 14 January 2017

located in Dana Point Harbor. Great place for the kids with family. Kids will love it and learn a lot, first class.

Thank bruce4magi
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is the place to learn about the ocean and how we can protect it. Very knowledgeable people to answer your questions. This institute is for everybody. Kids of all ages will learn a great deal about the ocean and be amazed at the variety...More

Thank Diana N
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