Did you know a portion of the Ocean Institute is open on weekdays? At a reduced price of $5.00 a person, you can visit the sea star and sea snail touch tank, view the headlands aquarium, play on the small playground, and participate in science experiments about ocean animals and sand.
You can also take a guided tour of the biodiversity lab where a docent will teach you about local sea life, lift up “plates” that have sea organisms from near and far, and possibly explore the maritime exhibits.
After visiting the Ocean Institute, you may want to take a short drive to the Headlands Interpretive Center, have a picnic or play on the Baby Beach, or explore the tide pools at the beach directly below the Ocean Institute.
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Kelly and her husband have two little boys, ages 3 and 5. She loves taking her boys on adventures around Southern California that focus on learning, getting their wiggles out, and having fun! When she isn’t fulfilling her mommy duties she teaches at a local community college and is an educational consultant.