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

Seaside Crafts—At Home!

Seaside Crafts—from the comfort of your own home! Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Visit the Seymour...

11/29 1pm
Seaside Shopping at the Seymour Center

Enjoy in-person, seaside shopping this holiday season! The Ocean Discovery Shop at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center is now open, outdoors, on Saturdays,...

12/5 11am
Seaside Crafts—At Home!

Seaside Crafts—from the comfort of your own home! Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Visit the Seymour...

12/6 1pm
Labside Chats: A Conversation with a Scientist

Dive into the wonderful, curious, and sometimes bizarre world of marine science! Join the Seymour Center for a live conversation with a scientist to gain...

12/10 3:30pm
Seaside Shopping at the Seymour Center

Enjoy in-person, seaside shopping this holiday season! The Ocean Discovery Shop at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center is now open, outdoors, on Saturdays,...

12/12 11am

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