Fundraising Events

Fabulous events raise crucial funds for marine science education and provide exciting opportunities for participants. Event sponsorships are available for most events.

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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!

Shadowbrook Restaurant
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!!


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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:

2019 Global Oceans Gala

 

The 2019 Global Oceans Gala was sponsored by:

Carroll & Strong Builders, Inc. | Bud and Rebecca Colligan | Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital

District 7 Wines | Expressive Photographics | Impact Creative

Alexis Party Rental | California Pajarosa | University Center

 

Past Global Oceans Award Recipients

 


 

DISCRETION BREWING’S LOVE MONDAY

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!

Discretion Brewing
2703 41st Avenue, Suite A
Soquel, CA

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


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