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

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour

Take a tour of Younger Lagoon Reserve! This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into the 25-acre lagoon and beach area. Come and see...

6/22 10:30am
July Slugs & Steins with Jonathan Hicken, Executive Director of the Seymour Center

Museums as Catalysts for Local Climate Action Learn how the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at UC Santa Cruz catalyzes local climate action in the Monterey...

7/8 6:30pm
Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour

Take a tour of Younger Lagoon Reserve! This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into the 25-acre lagoon and beach area. Come and see...

7/13 10:30am
Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour

Take a tour of Younger Lagoon Reserve! This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into the 25-acre lagoon and beach area. Come and see...

7/18 10:30am
Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour

Take a tour of Younger Lagoon Reserve! This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into the 25-acre lagoon and beach area. Come and see...

7/27 10:30am

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