Ocean Institute During the festival weekends, a hands-on journey into the mysterious and fascinating world of whales will allow visitors to explore a variety of fascinating phenomena unique to these magnificent animals. There will be opportunities to examine how they communicate and eat, to see how pollution can affect them, learn about ongoing research, and create fun whale-theme crafts. Additional activities include animal feedings, ROV driving, and tide pool touch tanks. Public hours are 9 AM – 3 PM on March 1, 9 AM – 2 PM on March 2 and 10 AM – 4 PM on March 8 & 9. . Admission price is $6.50 for adults (13 yrs+) and $4.50 for children (3 -12 yrs); Children 2 and under are free. Members are free.