Seymour Marine Discovery Center

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Welcome!

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

Ocean Explorers Virtual Summer Camp

Ocean Explorers experience the thrill of scientific discovery at a working marine lab. Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for behind-the-scenes virtual...

7/2 10:30am
Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours are currently canceled due to COVID-19. We will update this listing once they are able to safely resume. This 90-minute,...

7/2 10:30am
Ocean Explorers Virtual Summer Camp

Ocean Explorers experience the thrill of scientific discovery at a working marine lab. Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for behind-the-scenes virtual...

7/3 10:30am
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...

7/5 1pm
Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours are currently canceled due to COVID-19. We will update this listing once they are able to safely resume. This 90-minute,...

7/12 10:30am

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