Discovery Labs Scheduling

Discovery Lab & ToursDiscovery Lab & Tours are available from October 18, 2016 through June 2, 2017.

Due to the popularity of these programs, a lottery is held each fall in an effort to schedule Discovery Labs in the most fair and efficient way. After the lottery deadline (September 8, 2016 @ 5 PM), available openings are filled first come, first served. Please visit our Field Trip Calendar for dates and times currently available.

Once you choose a date, call (831) 459-3800 to confirm availability. If the date is available, we will hold it for one week to allow you time to send in the completed application with payment. Please follow the instructions below.

Submit a Discovery Lab & Tour Application

  1. Download and fill out the Discovery Lab Application.
  2. With each application, enclose payment information, either in the form of check, purchase order (PO), or credit card. Your payment will be processed once your program has been scheduled and confirmed. Make checks and POs payable to “Seymour Center/UC Regents.”
  3. Mail completed applications ASAP.
  4. Applications for Discovery Lab & Tours are taken by mail only. We do NOT accept applications by fax, phone, or e-mail.

Confirmations

Applicants will receive confirmation packets and receipts in late September. Teachers scheduled for October Discovery Labs will be notified by phone in mid-September to allow adequate planning time. If you have not received a confirmation letter by October 3, 2016 please call (831) 459-3800.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If we are unable to schedule a Discovery Lab & Tour on any of the dates you submitted for your class, you will not be charged/invoiced. However, any cancellation made by a group leader after the Discovery Lab has been scheduled and confirmed is non-refundable, unless another group fills the space.

Group Size

32 students maximum per Discovery Lab & Tour—no exceptions. Please do not bring any additional students or unscheduled groups. Siblings are not permitted in the classroom during the Discovery Lab but are welcome on the guided tour.

Chaperones

Please bring only the number of adult chaperones necessary to transport your students. Only five adults—the teacher and up to four chaperones—are permitted inside the classroom during the Discovery Lab. Remaining drivers, chaperones, and siblings may explore the exhibit hall on their own during that time. They are welcome to rejoin students for the guided tour. All adults are expected to assist with supervision and appropriate student behavior.

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Open every day - July and August, 10 AM to 5 PM

Spotlight!

ATTENTION TEACHERS
Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Marine science field trip information and applications for the 2016-17 school year are available online now.

JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM!
Interested in sharing marine science with the public? Join the Seymour Center's volunteer team as an Exhibit Guide or School Programs Instructor.

KAYLA KEMPER
Artist in Residence
July and August, 2016
See Kayla at work, Fridays between 10 AM and 2 PM. Watch her merge art and science into illustrations and animations.

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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