Mission

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The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a community-supported marine science education center of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Mission: 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 field-trips, summer youth programs, Science Sundays, volunteer opportunities, internships, and more.

Read our Annual Report, fiscal year 2017-18.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

GLOBAL OCEANS GALA
March 23, 2019
The community is cordially invited to the 2019 Global Oceans Gala honoring John Laird. RSVP.

THANK YOU, MEMBERS!
March is member appreciation month! Whether you’re a current, renewing, or new member, we’ve got a way to say, “Thank you!” Learn more.

OCEAN EXPLORERS
Apply Today!
Summer camp information and applications are now online. Applications due Thursday, March 14, 2019 by 5 PM.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
March 17, 2019
1:30–2:30 PM
Join us for our upcoming Science Sunday, “Sea Star Wasting Syndrome: An Unfolding Story.”

BECOME AN EXHIBIT GUIDE VOLUNTEER
Apply by May 5, 2019
Make a difference for the ocean and join our team of exhibit guide volunteers. Apply today!

ENVIROTOKEN
Now through June 2019
Bring your own bag when you shop at New Leaf’s westside Santa Cruz location and receive an Envirotoken worth 10-cents that you can donate to the Seymour Center.

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