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 Center is dedicated to educating people about the role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the world’s oceans.

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Nonprofit

Upcoming Events

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

7/12 1pm
 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...

7/13 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...

7/14 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...

7/15 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...

7/16 10:30am

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