Mission

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

Through our breathtaking seaside learning center, we bring the adventures and explorations of ocean science to life. Powered by the Long Marine Laboratory, a world-renowned university research facility, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center offers hands-on immersion into the world of ocean exploration and discovery. With a 20,000-square-foot visitor center, guests can touch a shark, explore the latest discoveries in ocean science, and take in the spectacular Monterey Bay, called the “Serengeti of the sea,” for its incredible diversity of marine life. The Center offers a deeper dive into the research conducted at Long Marine Lab and a chance for everyone to find their inner scientist through rich experiential learning programs including school field-trips, summer youth programs, Science Sundays, volunteer opportunities, internships, and more.

Read our Annual Report, fiscal year 2014-15.

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

GLOBAL OCEANS AWARDS GALA
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Join us for this elegant event honoring Sam Farr, 2017 Global Oceans Hero.

ATTENTION 1ST GRADE TEACHERS!
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dive into Life at the Seashore and the Next Generation Science Standards. Register today!

HOMESCHOOL DAY
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Explore an underwater web of life through activities designed especially for homeschool families.

SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Schedule the best field trip of the year! Openings still available for Reserved School Tours and Self-guided Exhibit Explorations.

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!

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POSITION
Apply today for this exciting opportunity––Seymour Center Volunteer Coordinator/ Education Associate.

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