Our Future

SMDC from Bay

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center resides on the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus, a dynamic hub for research, education, and policy programs that address coastal and ocean conservation and management issues. Here, some of the world’s best coastal and marine scientists, government and non-government experts, and public education leaders create synergies that result in discovery and effective conservation solutions. The Center is the public face of this work.

With the existing seawater system, renovated marine mammal pools, laboratory research and teaching facilities, natural reserve lands, public education center, and co-located governmental and non-profit partners, the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

The vision for the Coastal Science Campus includes:

  • Expanding and evolving the Seymour Center’s interior exhibits to better reflect the current research ongoing on the Coastal Science Campus.
  • Protection and aggressive restoration of the surrounding and encompassing Younger Lagoon Natural Reserve.
  • Continuing development of premier facilities for interdisciplinary research and education focused on marine conservation biology.

Grow with us on this dynamic hub for research, education, and policy programs that address ocean conservation and management issues. Get involved today!

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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