Teacher Resources

Free Teacher Membership

Admission, discounts, early registration, and special events!

The Ocean Institute is excited to offer a free individual membership to all teachers!

The membership includes year-round admission to the Ocean Institute, discount on activities such as whale watching, early registration for special events, and 10% off at the Laurena G. Chambers Gallery Book and Gift store.

Visit us to be inspired by our STEM offerings, and get some ideas to take back to your classroom!

We are open 7 days a week, with activities on the weekend such as fish dissections, animal feedings, and tours of The Pilgrim on Sundays.

To register your interest for the free teacher membership submit this form https://form.jotform.com/oceaninstitute/teacher-membership


  • K-12 Teachers currently employed in a public or private school.
  • Limited to California educators.
  • Must have valid school e-mail address to apply.

Teacher Appreciation Day

February 17th and May 31st, 2020

Teachers enjoy lunch and learning about Ocean Institute’s exciting STEM-driven programs and how Ocean Institute is ready for NGSS!

Following lunch, move cargo like a sailor, test your team building by crossing a river with platagators, and analyze water samples on our Maddie James Seaside Learning Center. These are all authentic-learning activities your students would complete during a field trip to the Ocean Institute.

For the grand finale of the day, enjoy a very exciting Marine Mammal Cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer.

Coming Soon

Check back soon for more information about these programs.

  • Certificate Programs
  • Come Back On Us
  • PTA Cards
  • Grants/AAC/Scholarships
  • Sponsorship Toolkit