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The Ocean Institute


The Ocean Institute's Samueli Conference Center is situated on a spectacular site overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This state-of-the-art facility adds a marine and educational theme to your meeting or event and provides an ideal setting for conventions, corporations, professional, academic, or social organizations.

Event Options: corporate functions, seminars, conferences, meetings, product launches, team-building seminars, business receptions, wedding ceremonies and receptions, luncheons.

Capacity Indoor: 3,000 sq ft, 200 guests seated banquet or theater-style; Outdoor: 2,000 sq ft, 100 guests seated in the courtyard.


Within the compound of the Ocean Institute, above the Surfscience Learning Center, nestled next to the Headlands, this open-air deck overlooks the surf zone and open ocean.

Event Options: corporate functions, seminars, meetings, rehearsal dinners, private parties

Capacity: 60 guests.


This state-of-the-art boardroom is on th second floor of the Student Services Building. It has a spectacular view of the harbor and ocean and overlooks the central courtyard of our Ocean Education Center.

Event Options: corporate functions, workshops, meetings.

Capacity: 12-18 guests.