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!

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Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

ELEPHANT SEAL WEEKEND CELEBRATION
February 14-16, 2020
Discover the wonderful and unique world of northern elephant seals during the celebratory weekend.

Join our teamSCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Inspire your students to love marine science with a hands-on field trip! Standards-based programs for K-12 and community college. Sign up NOW!

HOMESCHOOL DAY
March 4, 2020
Explore water's wondrous webs of life and watersheds through hands-on investigations and crafts. Register NOW!

Join our volunteer teamVOLUNTEER WITH US!
Now recruiting for volunteer Exhibit Guides. Join the fun and learn how to teach the public about ocean conservation and marine science! Apply Now!

RENT THE SEYMOUR CENTER FOR EVENTS
Booking Now–Jan. 2021
Experience spectacular ocean views for your next social or business event! Inquire today!

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