Sponsorships

Every year more than 65,000 visitors come to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center to get inspired by marine science.

Sponsors help us make marine discovery real for our visitors. Sponsors for our many events or programs receive maximum exposure and reach an audience that suits their needs. We provide you with the utmost publicity, marketing opportunities, and exposure as a partner.

We offer sponsorship levels to suit the needs of every company or individual.Our sponsors know their contributions have a positive impact on the understanding and stewardship of the world’s oceans.

Sponsorship Benefits

Ocean Sponsor
$10,000+
Deep Sea Sponsor
$5,000-$9,999
Rocky Reef Sponsor
$2,500-4,999
Sandy Shore Sponsor
$1,000-2,500
  • Headline billing in:
    • Banner & poster in Exhibit Hall
    • Seymour Center’s Discovery Newsletter(circulation 5,000)
  • Prominent billing in:
    • Banner & poster in Exhibit Hall
    • Seymour Center’s Discovery Newsletter(circulation 5,000)
  • Prominent billing in:
    • Poster in Exhibit Hall
    • Seymour Center’s Discovery Newsletter(circulation 5,000)
  • Billing in:
    • Poster in Exhibit Hall Seymour Center’s Discovery Newsletter(circulation 5,000)
  • Prominently displayed on:
    • Seymour Center Website
    • Seymour Center E-blasts (5,000 circulation)
    • Seymour Center Flat Screen TV in Exhibit Hall (65,000 annual visitors)
  • Prominently displayed on:
    • Seymour Center Website
    • Seymour Center E-blasts (5,000 circulation)
    • Seymour Center Flat Screen TV in Exhibit Hall (65,000 annual visitors)
  • Displayed on:
    • Seymour Center Website
    • Seymour Center E-blasts (5,000 circulation)
    • Seymour Center Flat Screen TV in Exhibit Hall (65,000 annual visitors)
  • Displayed on:
    • Seymour Center Website
    • Seymour Center E-blasts (5,000 circulation)
    • Seymour Center Flat Screen TV in Exhibit Hall (65,000 annual visitors)
  • Twenty guest passes to sponsored event or the Seymour Center*
  • Fifteen guest passes to sponsored event or the Seymour Center*
  • Ten guest passes to sponsored event or the Seymour Center*
  • Five guest passes to sponsored event or the Seymour Center*
  • Listed in the UC Santa Cruz Annual Report—circulation 60,000
  • Free one-time weekday use of La Feliz ocean view conference room**
  • Listed in the UC Santa Cruz Annual Report—circulation 60,000
  • Free one-time weekday use of La Feliz ocean view conference room**
  • Listed in the UC Santa Cruz Annual Report—circulation 60,000
  • Listed in the UC Santa Cruz Annual Report—circulation 60,000

* Specific benefits of fundraising events to be determined; includes Global Oceans Awards Gala & Whale of an Auction
** During regular business hours / date to be determined / Based on availability – weekday use only

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are looking for current sponsorship opportunities, these are some events for which we need sponsors:

Ocean Sponsor Deep Sea Sponsor Rocky Reef Sponsor Sandy Shore Sponsor
Animal Husbandry Activities $10,000 $2,500 $1,200 $500
Auction (online May 2018) $10,000 $2,500 $1,200 $500
Community Free Days 2017-2018 (Six days sprinkled throughout the year) $5,000 for the year $2,500 for 3 days $1,000 for 2 days $500 for 1 day
Earth Week (April 2018) $5,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Father’s Day (June 17, 2018) $5,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Frans Lanting / Chris Eckstrom Presentations (January 2018) $5,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Girls in Marine Science (Summer 2018) $10,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Global Oceans Awards Gala (March 24, 2018) $10,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Jingle Shells (December 10, 2017) $5,000 $2,500 $1,200 $500
Ken Norris Memorial Lecture (October 24, 2017) $5,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Marine Masquerade (October 27, 2017) $5,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Mother’s Day (May 13, 2018) $5,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Ocean Explorers (2018 Summer Camps) $10,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
School Programs (2017-18) $10,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Schools and Scholarship $10,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Science Sundays (third Sunday of the month, 11 per year) $5,000 per year $2,500 for 5 months $1,000 for 2 months $500 for 1 month
Sunday Seaside Crafts (every Sunday, 4 times a month) $3,000 per year $1,500 for 6 months
$1,000 for 2 months
$500 for 1 month
Volunteer Programs $10,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
Volunteer Recognition Event (Spring 2018) $5,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
$500
World Oceans Day (June 8, 2018) $5,000 $2,500 $1,200 $750
$500
$250
Younger Lagoon Research Tours (2 tours a month – first Thursday and second Sunday) $3,000 per year $1,500 for 6 months
$1,000 for 2 months
$500 for 1 month

List of Current Sponsors

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

  • California Coastal Commission
    DeepWaterDesal / Brent and Sylvia Constantz
    Nancy Lenz and Family
    New Leaf Community MarketsDeep Water DesalNew Leaf Community Markets

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

  • Fred and Jo Lynne Jones
    David Morrell/Coldwell Banker
    Nordic Naturals
    Peter and Rita Prindle
    John and Enid Rusev
    Santa Cruz Rotary
    Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Nordic NaturalsSanta Cruz Sentinel

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

  • Alexis Party Rental
    Allterra Solar
    Bay Federal Credit Union
    Bay Photo
    Allterra SolarBay Federal Credit UnionBay Photo
    Cathy and Jack Bradley
    Stephanie and Jack Harkness
    Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room
    Law Offices of Atack and Penrose, LLP
    Kristen Marinovic/Financial Advisor/Integral Investment Advisors
    www.Monterey Bay Seaglass/Nancy Allen
    Omega Nu of Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz Pedicab
    Don Shmitz and Family
    Shopper’s Corner
    Merritt Taylor

Salt Marsh and Kelp Forest Sponsors $250-$999

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

Days & Hours

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Sponsorships
As of September 1, 2017, parking permits are required by UC Santa Cruz. Seymour Center guests will receive three hours of free parking with paid admission.

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