Ocean Institute

Local nameOcean Institute
LocationDana Point, California, United States

The Ocean Institute is an ocean education organization located in Dana Point, California. Founded as the Orange County Marine Institute in 1977, it offers ocean science and maritime history programs for K–12 students and their teachers. Over 100,000 students and 8,000 teachers from Orange County and the surrounding counties participate yearly in immersion-style programs in the Institute's oceanfront labs and abroad.The Institute is open to the general public on weekdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and weekends, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; visitors can see marine animals and ocean-themed exhibits. Biologist and cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg conceived the idea for the animated television show for the children’s cable network, Nickelodeon, titled SpongeBob SquarePants while teaching at the Ocean Institute.

Moored at the Institute is its 70-foot marine science research vessel, the R/V Sea Explorer, used for student programs and to take visitors on trips to see marine wildlife, including whale watching on…

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Institute

Official website http://www.ocean-institute.org/

Email oi@ocean-institute.org

Phone +1 949 496 2274

Address 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

Coordinates 33°27'40.378" N -117°42'24.25" E

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