Seymour Marine Discovery Center

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Come touch a friendly shark, see how marine scientists work, and take in the spectacular Monterey Bay. Our exhibit hall offers a deeper dive into the adventure of ocean research here in Santa Cruz and around the world.

Visit us and explore the fascinating world of marine science and conservation. We look forward  to meeting you!

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a community-supported marine science education center of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Mission: The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is dedicated to educating people about the role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the world’s oceans.

Upcoming Events

Community Free Day

Enjoy free admission all day! The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is open to the community free of charge on the following days: 2019 January 17 February...

10/17 10am
Science Sunday—Tales from the Intertidal: Living Where Ocean Meets Land

Every organism inhabiting the intertidal, the interface of land and sea, has a story to tell. Living in an ever-changing and narrow landscape, these...

Ken Norris Memorial Lecture: Salt Water Intrusion Along Monterey Bay—Is Our Groundwater Too Salty?

The Seymour Center will host a lively and informative panel discussion about the pressing and imminent problem of saltwater intrusion along the Monterey Bay...

10/23 7pm
Halloween at the Seymour Center

Wear your costume to the Seymour Center on Halloween and receive $2 off regular price admission! Discount available for adults, seniors, and children on...

10/31 10am
Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

11/7 10:30am

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