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Weekend Hours

Monday through Friday we are closed to the public for school programs. On the weekend it's your turn to experience the Ocean Institute!

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

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Admission Fee:
Adult - $6.50
Child (age 3-12) - $4.50
Members - FREE
Teacher Club Members - FREE

*Admission fee includes Pilgrim Tour when applicable.

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

Upcoming Closures:
The Ocean Institute will be closed to the public on the following dates due to special events:

January 24 - 25, 2015
February 14, 2015
February 28 - March 1, 2015


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 reservation

s 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.


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