Ocean Institute During the festival weekends, a hands-on journey into the mysterious and captivating world of whales will allow visitors to explore a variety of fascinating phenomena unique to these magnificent animals. There will be opportunities to investigate how they communicate and eat, to see how pollution can affect them, to learn about ongoing research, and to create fun whale-theme crafts. Additional activities include dissections, animal feedings, ROV driving, and tide pool touch tanks. Public hours are extended from 10am to 4pm. 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.