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!

SREA CELEBRATION
June 2, 2019
1–3 PM
Learn about exciting, current research from award-winning UC Santa Cruz students studying the oceans.

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.

SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL WHARF EXPERIENCE
May 25–August 24, 2019
Saturdays, 12–3 PM
Learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land!

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