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


Upcoming Exhibit

A Perfect Day for an Albatross

New Exhibit Coming End of April!

Upcoming Exhibit: Albatross in Flight by Caren Loebel-Fried
The Seymour Center looks forward to displaying
this educational art exhibit about the life of an albatross, based on the book written and illustrated by Caren Loebel-Fried, published by Cornell Lab Publishing Group.



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