Come Explore Your Ocean

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 self-supporting part of the University of California,
Santa Cruz.

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

Marine Masquerade
Friday, October 31
• Scavenger Hunts
• Costume Parade
• Creature Crafts
Fun for the whole family!

Science Sunday:
BLUE MIND
Your Brain on Water

Sunday, November 16
Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols combines cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories to show how proximity to water can impact your life.

2014 Ken Norris
Memorial Lecture

Thursday, November 20
A unique perspective on work, family, and the future of our blue planet.

Volunteer!
Join the Visitor Programs volunteer team and make a difference for the oceans! We are recruiting now for the 2015 docent class.

2014 JINGLE SHELLS
Arts and Crafts Festival

Sunday, December 7
Mark your calendar for our annual winter holiday celebration featuring local artists and crafts people who will tempt you with their ocean- and nature-inspired gifts. Enjoy crafts, musical performances, and the exhibit hall. PLUS, special late night shopping on Wednesdays, December 10 and 17 for unique holiday gifts.

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