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 (Spring 2020) $5,000 $2,500 $1,000 Contact Us
Community Free Days 2018-2019 (Six days throughout the year) $5,000 for the year $2,500 for 3 days $500 for 1 day Sponsor Now
Earth Week (April 2020) $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 (2020 TBD) $2,500 $1,500 $500 Sponsor Now
Girls in Marine Science (Summer 2019) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Contact Us
Global Oceans Gala (Spring 2020) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Sponsor Now
Jingle Shells (December 15, 2019) $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 2020) $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 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

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Current Exhibit

Squidtoons: Exploring Ocean Science with Comics

Now Open!

Squidtoons: Manta Ray Bring the family to the Seymour Center this summer for some interesting (and weird!) science about underwater creatures with our new exhibit, Squidtoons! This exhibit consists of beautifully drawn, large-format educational comics combining fun science facts, kid-friendly wit, and a strong environmental message.



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