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. Powered by the Long Marine Laboratory, a world-renowned university research facility, our exhibit hall offers a deeper dive into the fascinating and varied work of scientists studying the oceans here in Santa Cruz and around the world.

Come visit Ms. Blue, one of the largest whale skeletons in the world! At 87 feet long and rising 18 feet above the ground, she is a sight to behold.

How often do you get to touch a shark? Touch a friendly one at our shark pool today.

Days & Hours

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Featured Exhibit

Coastal Art & Poetry Contest winning entries

Open through February 11!

Featured Exhibit: Firecracker by Lauren Lee
The Seymour Center is happy to display
winning entries from the 2017 Coastal Commission’s Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. All art and poetry submitted features a California coastal or California marine theme. Show these students your support for their creations!



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