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 2016-17.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

COMMUNITY FREE DAY
January 17, 2019
Come expolore your ocean! The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is open to the community free of charge 10 AM–5 PM.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
January 20, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Polar Bears and Climate Change: Living on Sea Ice in a Warming World.

LAND OF THE JAGUARS:
WILD WETLANDS OF SOUTH AMERICA
February 2, 2019
3 PM & 7 PM
A new presentation by Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom.

HOMESCHOOL DAY
March 6, 2019
Join us for a morning of special hands-on activities and science investigations designed for homeschool families. Advanced registration recommended.

GLOBAL OCEANS GALA
March 23, 2019
Save the date for the 2019 Global Oceans Gala honoring John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources.

Join our teamATTENTION TEACHERS
Bring your class to the best science field trip of the year. Choose from a variety of field trip options for your group.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR UCSC STUDENTS!
Seymour Center has positions open for UCSC students who want to work in a dynamic and exciting environment. To join our team, apply today!

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY
Every membership includes free admission for 12 months and other benefits. Join or renew online today!

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