Fabulous events raise crucial funds for marine science education and provide exciting opportunities for participants. Event sponsorships are available for most events.
Check our calendar for the latest details.
December 2—December 16, 2019
Your vote can mean thousands of dollars for ocean conservation!
How it works: now through December 16, shoppers cast ballots inside any New Leaf Community Market for their favorite local non-profit organizations. The selected non-profits are then posted near the checkout for six months (January through June 2020). Every time shoppers provide their own bag, they receive a 10¢ token to give to the group of their choice.
Please vote for the Seymour Center on your next trip to New Leaf!
THANK YOU • VOTE BY DECEMBER 16 • TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
COMMUNITY TUESDAY AT SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Join the Seymour Center at Shadowbrook Restaurant for Community Tuesday! On April 14, 2020, one-third of your evening’s food and beverage sales will be donated to the Seymour Center, if you tell your server you are a Seymour Center supporter!
Here’s how you can participate:
- Make a reservation at the Shadowbrook Restaurant online: shadowbrookcapitola.com/reservations or by phone: (831) 475-1511.
- Tell your server you are there to support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and 33% of your entire tab (food and drinks) will be donated!
Dine out with your friends, enjoy a scrumptious meal at this iconic restaurant, and do good for the ocean!
1750 Wharf Road
Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA 95010
Rock Room Lounge opens at 4 PM | Dining room opens at 5 PM
SUPPORT OUR OCEANS—HELP LOCALS “SEYMOUR”
April 22, 2020
Giving Day is an energized 24-hour online fundraising drive to support UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and campus programs—like the Seymour Center!
Give a child an opportunity to learn about the ocean. Give a senior a chance to experience a magnificent blue whale. Send a family out for a day of seaside wonder. Help a 4th grader explore ocean science. Provide a disadvantaged group with a big ocean adventure!
Your gift of $10 will pay for a Santa Cruz County resident to dive into ocean wonder at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. This small donation will provide someone with an amazing day exploring our aquarium, exhibits, and touch pools––learning about the incredible animals who help scientists study the sea.
This is your chance to make a difference for a local person AND for the ocean. Proceeds will be used to underwrite a Free Day in fall 2020. If we surpass this goal, we’ll host additional free days!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED TO OUR PROJECT ON GIVING DAY 2019!!
Past Fundraising Events:
2019 WHALE OF AN AUCTION
May 1–9, 2019
The 2019 Whale of an Auction was a whale of a success! Thank you to everyone who participated by donating, registering, and bidding. All proceeds from our 2019 Whale of an Auction will benefit the Seymour Center’s marine education programs.
34 years — Whale of an Auction!
The Whale of an Auction provides crucial support for the Seymour Center; because of people like you, tens of thousands of children and families, plus people from all walks of life will discover why ocean science is important, now and for the future of the planet.
Thank you to our sponsors:
2019 GLOBAL OCEANS GALA
Honoring John Laird
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Thank you all for your support at the Gala!
On behalf of our board and staff, we extend a huge thank you to all who came out to support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and share in the recognition of John Laird at our 2019 Global Oceans Gala. From the inspiring speeches from two of our University of California, Santa Cruz marine science students, to the generous donations which directly support the Seymour Center’s education programs, to the momentous honoring of our 2019 Global Oceans Hero John Laird, it truly was a remarkable evening. In case you missed the event, here is the video created for the occasion:
The 2019 Global Oceans Gala was sponsored by:
Carroll & Strong Builders, Inc. | Bud and Rebecca Colligan | Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital
Alexis Party Rental | California Pajarosa | University Center
Past Global Oceans Award Recipients
Monday, October 15, 2018
Join us at Discretion Brewing for Love Monday. On October 15, $1 dollar for every draft beer sold will be donated to the Seymour Center. Enjoy a beverage with your friends, and a tasty bite to eat, while supporting the Seymour Center and doing good for the ocean!
2703 41st Avenue, Suite A