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,
Science Sunday—Father's Day!
Join photographer and conservationist Bryant Austin for a lecture and discussion of his amazing whale photography.
Gray Whale Mother and Calf
Stop by and see these half-ton, solid wood, hand carved replicas. And... watch for the real thing outside!
Come marvel up close at these fascinating marine creatures.
Take a tour a half-mile out to sea—without leaving the shore
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