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.
Friday, October 30, 2015
6 – 8 PM
Join us for a magical mystery marine masquerade adventure.
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.
Come listen to “Maritime Mysteries” presented by author JoAnn Semones. Semones will share the stories of local shipwrecks—
the La Feliz and the Active—and lighthouse keeper Laura
Hecox, who maintained the Santa Cruz lighthouse for 33 years
starting in 1883.
Talk times: 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM — each talk will be about 15 minutes long, and both will include similar stories.
Public: $8 adults, $6 kids, Children 2 and under FREE
Each April, our Earth Day 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!
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.
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!
Jingle Shells Art and Crafts Festival
Our annual winter holiday celebration features local artists and crafts people who will tempt you with their ocean- and nature-inspired gifts. Children will enjoy crafts, musical performances, and our exhibit hall during the excitement of the holidays. The festivities typically culminate outdoors at dusk (about 5:45 p.m.) as we light up the night sky with Ms. Blue, our awesome blue whale skeleton!