ocean institute ocean institute

Public Hours


Public Hours:
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am to 3:00pm

Starting May 16, 2015 
we will also be open to the public daily!
Monday – Friday
10:00am to 4:00pm


Admission Fee (subject to change):
Adult - $6.50

Child (age 3-12) - $4.50
Members - FREE

*Admission fee includes Pilgrim Tour when available.

The Pilgrim is open for tours most Sundays, except in August.
Call for details: (949) 496-2274.

Take our survey!  Click here to let us know about your visit to the Ocean Institute's Weekend Program.


Special Weekend Programs

Seafarer’s Guided Expedition aboard the Brig Pilgrim

The Ocean Institute invites you to experience California history through the life of 19th century sailors aboard the Brig Pilgrim. You may choose to tour the ship at your own leisure during the Open House period or the crew will lead you through the Pilgrim during the Seafarer's Guided Expedition where adults and children can participate in activities such as moving cargo, raising the staysail, knot tying or gunnery.  Guided expedition is approximately 30-45 minutes long.  Sign up at the front desk.  Tour reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.  Space is limited.   Tour times: 10:45 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM.


 Check Out Our Birthday Party Programs >