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!

SHARK SCIENCE WEEK
What makes a shark, a shark?

July 5-12
Come discover the amazing lives of sharks.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
July 19
Whales of Sri Lanka

Discover the unorthodox blue whales of Sri Lanka and Asha de Vos’ efforts to save them.

DISCOVER THE WHARF
30-minute guided tours offer insights into one of the longest wooden piers in the United States. Every Saturday and Sunday during the summer, at 1 and 3 PM. Tours led by Seymour Center docents.

JOB OPENING
Exciting opportunity to create an overall experience that is engaging, relevant, and inspires visitors to learn about marine science and conservation.

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 1.

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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