Enjoy the benefits of sponsorship while supporting ocean science and conservation!

A partnership with us delivers the benefits associated with a high-quality science institution coupled with exposure to our passionate and engaged audience. The Seymour Center is one of the most visited institutions in Santa Cruz, California, with more than 65,000 visitors each year. While many guests are from the local community, visitors come from across California and beyond.

Support your goal of community involvement, increase brand recognition, enjoy client and employee entertainment, and support science and conservation through a partnership with the Seymour Center. Please contact us to talk about how we can craft a mutually beneficial sponsorship package.


Sponsorship Benefits

*Based on availability—regular business hours only; mutually agreeable date to be determined.
**Based on availability—weekday use only during regular business hours; mutually agreeable date to be determined.
Fair market values differ by category.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities at the Seymour Center, and take a look below to see the current events for which we need sponsors:

Ocean Sponsor Sea Sponsor Coastal Sponsor Become a Sponsor
Animal Husbandry Activities $10,000 $5,000 $1,000 Sponsor Now
Auction (online May 2019) $5,000 $2,500 $1,000 Contact Us
Community Free Days 2018-2019 (Six days sprinkled throughout the year) $5,000 for the year $2,500 for 3 days $500 for 1 day Sponsor Now
Earth Week (April 23-28, 2019) $5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Exhibit: Squidtoons (2018-19) $2,500 $1,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Fall Festival (October 2019) $2,500 $1,000 $500 Contact Us
Father’s Day (June 16, 2019) $5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Frans Lanting / Chris Eckstrom Presentations (February 2, 2019) $2,500 $1,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Girls in Marine Science (Summer 2019) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Contact Us
Global Oceans Gala (March 2019) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Sponsor Now
Jingle Shells (December 9, 2018) $2,500 $1,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Ken Norris Memorial Lecture (Fall 2019) $5,000 $2,500 $1,500 Contact Us
Mother’s Day (May 12, 2019) $5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Ocean Explorers (June-August, 2019) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Sponsor Now
School Programs (2018-19) $10,000 $5,000 $1,000 Contact Us
Schools and Scholarship $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Contact Us
Science Sundays (third Sunday of the month, 11 per year) $5,000 per year $2,500 for 6 months $500 for 1 month Sponsor Now
Sea Otter Awareness Week (September 2019) $5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Shark Science Week (July 2019) $5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Sunday Seaside Crafts (every Sunday, 4 times a month) $5,000 per year $2,500 for 6 months $1,500 for 2 months Contact Us
Volunteer Programs $10,000+ $5,000 $2,500 Sponsor Now
Volunteer Recognition Event (April 2019) $5,000 $2,500 $500 Contact Us
World Oceans Day (June 8, 2019) $5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours (2 tours a month, on select Thursdays and Sundays) $5,000 per year $2,500 for 6 months $1,500 for 2 months Contact Us

To become a sponsor, please call Lauren Donnelly-Crocker at 831-459-4568.


List of 2017-18 Sponsors


Deep Sea and Ocean Sponsors $5,000-$10,000+

Bud and Rebecca Colligan
Jack and Stephanie Harkness
New Leaf Community Markets
New Leaf Community Markets

Rocky Reef Sponsors $2,500-$4,999

Fred and Jo Lynne Jones
Carroll & Strong Builders, Inc.
David Morrell/Century 21
Peter and Rita Prindle
John and Enid Rusev
Santa Cruz Rotary
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Sandy Shore Sponsors $1,000-$2,499

Alexis Party Rental
Allterra Solar
Bay Photo
Monterey Bay Seaglass/Nancy Allen
Omega Nu of Santa Cruz
Storrs Winery & Vineyard
Allterra Solar

Bay Photo

Salt Marsh and Kelp Forest Sponsors $250-$999

California Pajarosa
Drake’s Brewing Company
Eadie Consultants
Epic Wines & Spirits
Pelican Ranch Winery
RedFin Properties
Santa Cruz Triathlon
Seal Cove Inn
Sones Cellars
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Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Sponsor Our New Exhibit

Squidtoons: Exploring Ocean Science with Comics

Squidtoons: Manta Ray Opening in early August 2018, this exhibit consists of beautifully drawn, large-format educational comics combining fun science facts, kid-friendly wit, and a strong environmental message. To become a sponsor, please call Lauren Donnelly-Crocker at 831-459-4568.



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