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 fieldtrips, summer youth programs, Science Sundays, volunteer opportunities, internships, and more.

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Mission

What's New!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
March 15
MAKING MUMMIES TALK

Using fossils to understand how seals will respond to environmental change with Paul Koch, Dean, Physical and Biological Sciences.

GLOBAL OCEANS AWARDS GALA
Saturday, March 7
Honoring Margaret Leinen

You are invited to join us at this benefit event to support the education programs at the Seymour Center.

TAKE A TOUR
See the "inside" of a working marine lab. Daily tours and behind-the-scene tours are available at the Seymour Center. Come, learn, enjoy!

Calendar

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