People

We rely on a diverse group of people for our success. The Center’s professional staff is dedicated to excellence in its fundamental role of marine science education; more than 200 volunteers, interns, and university student employees assist in every way. The Friends of Long Marine Lab is the community support group that provides funding for the Center’s entire operation, as well as for UC Santa Cruz student research in the marine sciences.

  • Staff Volunteer

    Staff

    Get to know the people who make the Seymour Marine Discovery Center thrive.

  • Board

    Board

    Learn about the Friends of Seymour Marine Discovery Center Board of Directors.

  • Volunteers/Interns

    Volunteers/Interns

    The excellence of our programs is dependent on the generous support of skilled and dedicated volunteers and enthusiastic interns. Find out more about them and learn how to join our team.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

OCEAN EXPLORERS VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP
Explore an incredible world of marine mammal science from your own home this summer. Space is limited. Apply NOW!

CREATURE FEATURE
Explore the intricate beauty of bat stars up close. Learn how they sense their surroundings and why they feel scratchy to the touch. Watch the 4-minute video here!

WORLD OCEANS DAY
Monday, June 8, 2020
Join us for a virtual World Oceans Day celebration and take part in the Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
June 8, 2020, 11 AM–12 PM
Learn about exciting, current research from award-winning UC Santa Cruz students studying the oceans.

SELF-GUIDED COASTAL WALKING TOUR
Enjoy outdoor highlights of the spectacular Coastal Science Campus as you explore the network of trails with this guide to interpretive signs.

MARINE SCIENCE JOURNALING
Start your own marine science journal today with these cool observation activities with video links. Designed for ages seven and up.

SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS–AT HOME!
Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Find instructions for our latest craft: Camouflage Challenge.

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