Your support makes the difference for ocean conservation. There are so many ways you can make a donation to support marine conservation through our education programs. Choose the option that is right for you.

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Make a Donation

Donate to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center online or by mail.

Directors’ Circle

Discover how you can become one of our most active and engaged donors as a member of the Directors’ Circle.

Fundraising Events

Learn more about our key events of the year, including the Global Oceans Awards Gala and the Whale of an Auction.

Scholarship Fund

Our Scholarship Fund allows children to attend the Ocean Explorers summer camp program and also funds our UCSC internship program.

Tribute Benches

Honor someone you love through a memorial or tribute bench outside our building.

Planned Giving

Build a legacy for your future—and ours.


Find out more about our endowment campaign, which will ensure financial stability for the Seymour Marine Discovery Center into the future.

Honor Roll

View our list of donors.

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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