Family Events

Join us for special celebrations throughout the year. From World Oceans Day to the Marine Masquerade there’s something for everyone.

Here are a few of the fun events we celebrate. Check out our calendar for a complete list.

Earth Week

Each April, our Earth Week celebration includes free admission for anyone arriving via people power (bicycle, walking, etc.) or via public transportation. Learn more about the big blue planet called Earth. The Seymour Center thanks you for doing your part to reduce your carbon emissions!

2015 Sponsors: MISSION INN, Santa Cruz and SEAL COVE INN, Half Moon Bay

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World Oceans Day

Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, World Oceans Day is the perfect time to learn how to protect the 71 percent of our planet that’s blue. Come get empowered to make a lasting difference for the future.World Oceans Day is celebrated in June each year.

2015 Sponsors: HULA’S ISLAND GRILL and MISSION INN, Santa Cruz

Shark Science Week

For a full week, the Seymour Center will celebrate Shark Science Week by revealing fascinating facts about these cartilaginous fishes. Come explore amazing shark adaptations including their extraordinary senses, the unique ways in which they reproduce, and so much more!

Marine Masquerade

Kids – dress up if you wish, be a seal or a fish – and bring your parents for a night of scavenger hunts, creature crafts, flashlight tours to a whale of a skeleton, a shipwreck story, costume parade, music, and more. Held each year in October.

Jingle Shells Arts and Crafts Festival

Join us for our annual winter holiday celebration, featuring local artists and crafts people who will tempt you with their ocean- and nature-inspired gifts.The festivities typically culminate outdoors at dusk (about 5:30 to 5:45 PM) as we light up the night sky with Ms. Blue, our awesome blue whale skeleton! Held each year in December.

2015 Sponsor: MISSION INN, Santa Cruz

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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