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 68,000 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 who you can reach, 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
Year round
$10,000 $5,000 $1,000 Sponsor Now
Community Free Days 2019-2020
Six days throughout the year
$5,000 (6 days) $2,500 (3 days) $500 (1 day) Sponsor Now
Earth Week
April 21-26, 2020
$5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Exhibit: Squidtoons
$2,500 $1,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Father’s Day
June 21, 2020
$5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Frans Lanting / Chris Eckstrom Presentations
2020 TBD
$2,500 $1,500 $500 Contact Us
Gary Griggs Book Signing
December 18, 2020
$2,500 $1,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Girls in Marine Science
Summer 2020
$10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Contact Us
Global Oceans Gala
Spring 2020
$10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Contact Us
October 31, 2020
$2,500 $1,000 $500 Sponsor Now
Jingle Shells
December 15, 2019
$2,500 $1,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Ken Norris Memorial Lecture
Fall 2020
$5,000 $2,500 $1,500 Contact Us
Mother’s Day
May 10, 2020
$5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Ocean Explorers
June-August, 2020
$10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Sponsor Now
School Programs
$10,000 $5,000 $1,000 Contact Us
Schools and Scholarship
Year round
$10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Contact Us
Science Sundays
Third Sunday of the month (except December), 11 per year
$5,000 per year $2,500 for 6 months $500 for 1 month Sponsor Now
Sea Otter Awareness Week
2020 TBD
$5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Shark Science Week
July 2020
$5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Sunday Seaside Crafts
Every Sunday, year round
$5,000 per year $2,500 for 6 months $1,500 for 2 months Contact Us
Volunteer Programs
Year round
$10,000+ $5,000 $2,500 Sponsor Now
Volunteer Recognition Event
April 2020
$5,000 $2,500 $500 Contact Us
World Oceans Day
June 8, 2020
$5,000 $2,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours
2+ tours per month, year round, 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.

Sponsorship Brochure [PDF]

Sponsorship Highlights [PDF]

List of 2018-19 Sponsors

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

Rachel and David Kliger

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

Bud and Rebecca Colligan
Carroll & Strong Builders, Inc.
David Morrell, Santa Cruz Real Estate-C21
Dignity Health Dominican Hospital
Fred and Jo Lynne Jones

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

Salt Marsh and Kelp Forest Sponsors $250-$999


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