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

Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
No Wetsuit Required
Sunday, February 21
Come and hear Dr. Jessie Sanders, of Aquatic Veterinary Services of Northern California, share “tails” of adventure from under the waves!

GLOBAL OCEANS AWARDS GALA
Honoring M. Sanjayan, conservation scientist and host of the 2015 BBC/PBS special "Big Blue Live."
Saturday, March 5, 2016.
Now accepting reservations.

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Attention Teachers!
Space is still available for K-14 marine science education programs at the Seymour Center.

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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