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, 11 AM-3 PM, through December 19, 2020 (weather permitting).

Browse an array of apparel, books, games, pottery, eco-friendly items, and so much more. The Ocean Discovery Shop has gifts for everyone!

Proceeds support the Seymour Center’s education programs. Members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases.

Only outdoor shopping is available at this time; credit cards only; masks and social distancing required; no returns due to COVID-19. Thank you for understanding, and for your support!


Seaside Shopping Spotlight:

Adopt a Monk Seal

Hawaiian monk seals are one of the most endangered seal species in the world, with the total population estimated to be around only 1,400. To aid in their conservation, each Hawaiian monk seal pup is given a National Marine Fisheries Service ID number that reflects the Hawaiian island on which they were born, the year of the study on that island, and the pup number. Now you can help in their conservation, too…

Adopt a Monk Seal from the Seymour Center and receive one of only 1,400 plush seals representing a real, live Hawaiian monk seal. You’ll also receive an info card and map with details on your specific monk seal. This is truly a unique and special gift for anyone who understands the importance of conservation or has a budding interest in marine science.

Dr. Terrie Williams at UC Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Lab has been working to save this species from extinction for more than a decade. With the Adopt a Monk Seal plus package, you will also receive a signed copy of her book, The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist’s Fight to Save a Species.

Adopt a Monk Seal package, $40
Unique Hawaiian monk seal plush
Info card 

Adopt a Monk Seal plus package, $60
Unique Hawaiian monk seal plush
Info card
Signed hardback copy of The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist’s Fight to Save a Species

Saturday, November 28 at 11:00am to 3:00pm

More dates through December 19, 2020

Seymour Marine Discovery Center 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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