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
Open Mondays, July and August
Holiday Closure, July 3-4

Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
August 16
The Great Tidepool

A film and discussion about Ed Ricketts’ and his innovative scientific system with filmmakers Steven and Mary Albert.

BIG BLUE LIVE
A live television event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures airing August 31 – September 2 at 8 PM on PBS.

ENVIROTOKEN SUCCESS
Thank you, voters for selecting the Seymour Center as one of six environmental organizations supported by the 2015-16 New Leaf Community Markets Envirotoken Program; starts July 16.

OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
You'll see a lot of construction taking place here at the Coastal Science Campus but know, the Seymour Center is open for business as usual. Come visit!

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