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2014 Orange County Fair

July 11 – August 10, 2014 (Open Wednesday-Sunday)

Come visit us at the 2014 Orange County Fair! Let your imaginations run wild at our ExplorOcean booth! There will be fun for all ages! Located in the Explorium: Destination Kids building, visitors to our booth will be able to man underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s), build plankton for our Plankton Races, and do Squishy Circuits! ROV activities include putting one together and trying to capture as many rings as possible! Squishy circuits is an activity where everyday items like fruit and playdoh are used to conduct electricity!

For more information about the fair, visit For questions, call us at (949) 675-8915.

OC Fair
ExplorOcean at OC Fair


Education Programs

In January 2013, ExplorOcean launched a new K-12 ocean literacy educational platform, which has been met with great enthusiasm by the public, donors and corporations. We provide interactive, hands-on, educational experiences to visitors of all ages helping them gain an understanding of the ocean while simultaneously developing the explorer within. All ExplorOcean activities align with the 7 essential principles of Ocean Literacy, Next Generation, and California Science Standards, and focus on three key elements: Investigate! Innovate! and Communicate!

Ocean Literacy Principles

1. The Earth has one big ocean
2. The ocean shapes the Earth
3. The ocean influences weather and climate
4. The ocean makes Earth habitable
5. The ocean supports a diversity of life and ecosystem
6. Humans and the ocean are interconnected
7. The ocean is largely unexplored

Our educational programs range from single-day workshops, multi-week programs, lectures, free public activities, to summer camps.

In addition to developing the 21st Century mind, ExplorOcean has a passion for connecting traditionally underserved learners, many of whom have never seen the ocean. We were pleased and proud to develop an ocean connection and expand their worldviews.

Our Literacy Center has something for everyone. Come and join us and together we can start Inspiring a New Wave of Ocean Exploration and Discovery!