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We rely on members to keep our programs going! The Friends of Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a support group dedicated to funding the education programs, daily operations, and staffing of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, as well as supporting research programs and student research awards at Long Marine Lab. Membership includes:

• FREE admission for 12 monthsKids touching otter pelt at the Seymour Center
• Discounts at the gift shop all year long
• Free admission to Science Sundays
• Priority registration for Ocean Explorers
• Facility rental opportunities
• E-newsletters AND much more
• GIFT MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE

Memberships help to support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and all of our education programs.Become a Member or
Renew your Membership!
Call (831) 459-3800

Send your membership application to:
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA  95060

THANK YOU, MEMBERS!

Join us in congratulating the 2017 March Membership Madness Winners:
Danielle B.
Amy C.
Robert G.

* Discounts do not include sale items, food, and drinks.

View membership levels and benefits:

Annual Fees Additional Benefits
Individual $40
$20 Student
$35 Senior
$35 UCSC employees and alumni
Dual/Family $60
$50 Seniors
$50 UCSC employees and alumni
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Two one-day guest passes to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Discoverer’s Circle $100
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Four one-day guest passes to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
  • Reciprocal memberships in the Western Museum Group (over 20 museums, mostly in California), and the Association of Nature Centers (150 centers around the U.S. )
Explorer’s Circle $250
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Four one-day guest passes to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
  • Reciprocal memberships in the Western Museum Group (over 20 museums, mostly in California), and the Association of Nature Centers (150 centers around the U.S. )
Researcher’s Circle $500
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Four one-day guest passes to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
  • Reciprocal memberships in the Western Museum Group (over 20 museums, mostly in California), and the Association of Nature Centers (150 centers around the U.S. )
Chancellor’s Circle $1,000
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Four one-day guest passes to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
  • Reciprocal memberships in the Western Museum Group (over 20 museums, mostly in California), and the Association of Nature Centers (150 centers around the U.S. )
  • One-time 30% discount shopping spree at the Ocean Discovery Shop
Directors’ Circle $1,200
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Four one-day guest passes to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
  • Reciprocal memberships in the Western Museum Group (over 20 museums, mostly in California), and the Association of Nature Centers (150 centers around the U.S. )
  • One-time 30% discount shopping spree at the Ocean Discovery Shop
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions, presentations, and events with the directors of UC Santa Cruz Marine Science Campus

Days & Hours

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

cover of new book: A Seal Named PatchesSCIENCE SUNDAY:
A SEAL NAMED PATCHES
Sunday, November 19
Come for the science, bring the kids, and stay for the book signing in the exhibit hall.

APPLY FOR THE STUDENT RESEARCH & EDUCATION AWARDS!
Applications for this Undergraduate and Graduate opportunity are due December 4.

NOW HIRING
UCSC STUDENTS
Be a part of our team! The Seymour Center is looking for qualified, enthusiastic UCSC students—apply today!

Docent TrainingJOIN THE SEYMOUR
CENTER'S VOLUNTEER TEAM AS A DOCENT!
Docents lead daily tours, assist guests at the touch pools, educate the public about marine conservation, and so much more!

PARKING CHANGES
As of September 1, 2017, parking permits are required by UCSC. Seymour Center guests will receive three hours of free parking with paid admission.

ATTENTION TEACHERS
Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Field trip information and applications for the 2017-18 school year are available now.

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