Exhibit Hall

Unlike a traditional aquarium, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center takes you behind the scenes to learn more about scientific research in our oceans. Learn more about elephant seal behavior, understand the role of sea otters in their ecosystem, observe the differences in plant and animal life in different tidepools, or learn more about the hearing of sea lions and harbor seals.

Current Exhibits:

The UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef is the latest whimsical and fantastical result of hundreds of people crocheting for months with huge quantities of colorful yarn and unfettered imaginations. UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and staff stitched alongside community members from across Santa Cruz County to raise awareness about ocean health.

Celebrate the collective efforts of the crocheters, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, and gaze upon the stunning results of hours of loving labor combined with skeins and skeins of yarn.

The exhibition is collaboratively produced by the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and the Institute of the Arts and Sciences and is on display at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center through mid-October 2017.

29. Sperm Whale Full Page

The Giant Ocean Coloring Book: This exhibit displays large black and white framed marine art from Peter Winch’s illustrated coloring book for adults, The Giant Ocean Coloring Book. Peter Winch has worked as an education specialist at the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary since 2006. Come see his unique marine art!

Days & Hours

Open Every Day July and August, 10 AM to 5 PM

Exhibit Hall

Featured Exhibit

The Giant Ocean Coloring Book
Featured Exhibit: The Giant Ocean Coloring Book is a new coloring book for adults featuring Peter Winch's large and detailed black and white marine artwork. Peter's art is on display at the Seymour Center through February 2017.



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