Discovery Labs Descriptions

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Our hands-on Discovery Labs incorporate the California Science Content Standards* in a series of engaging, age-appropriate activities. Classes are taught in our teaching and seawater labs by teams of science educators and volunteer instructors. Lab activities are followed by a fun, guided tour that includes a trip to the marine mammal overlook at Long Marine Laboratory.

Please note: Due to the grade-level-specific content, no more than two consecutive grade levels may be scheduled together for one program.

*Discovery Labs are currently being evaluated/revised to support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). If you have any questions regarding the NGSS realignment process as it relates to Discovery Lab & Tours, please call the Seymour Center Youth Programs Department at (831) 459-3800.

The following are the descriptions for each Discovery Lab by grade level:

+ Click here to see descriptions for each Discovery Lab by grade level

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Open Mondays, July and August
Holiday Closure, July 3-4

Spotlight!

BIG BLUE LIVE
A live television event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures airing August 31 – September 2 at 8 PM on PBS.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
September 20
EVOLUTION IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Join assistant professor Eric Palkovacs as he describes the way humans are shaping evolution on our planet today, through his work focusing on freshwater and marine ecosystems.

2015-2016
SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Attention Teachers!
Information and applications now available for K-14 marine science education programs at the Seymour Center.

SEA OTTER
AWARENESS WEEK
September 20-26

Visit the Seymour Center all week for special otter activities. Free public lecture, September 23, 7PM.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
VOLUNTEER!
Now recruiting for volunteers for two programs: School Programs Instructors and Exhibit Guides. Join the fun!

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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