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Seymour Center members are invited to a wide variety of activities year round. Plus you will know that you are helping to care for our planet’s most important asset––our oceans­­.

Every membership includes free admission for 12 months (including Science Sundays)Kids touching otter pelt at the Seymour Center, discounts at our unique gift shop all year long, and discounts throughout the year, facility rental opportunities and e-newsletters with invitations to all of our offerings for every age and interest level.

Gift memberships available!

Our members keep us going. Membership in the Friends of Seymour Marine Discovery Center supports our extraordinary education programs. From Science Sunday to Ocean Explorers, your support brings ocean science and conservation to every age and to every interest level. Thank you so much.

Join or renew your membership today:

Online

By phone: (831) 459-3800

By mail (mail this application to): 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

View membership levels and benefits for the Friends of Seymour Marine Discovery Center:

Basic benefits apply at every level as follows:

  • Free admission for 12 months
  • 10% Ocean Discovery Shop discount year round
  • Facility Rentals opportunities
Annual Fees Benefits
Individual

 

$45
$25 Student
$40 Senior
$40 UCSC employees and alumni
  • Basic Benefits
  • Two one-day guest passes
Dual/Family $70
$60 Seniors
$60 UCSC employees and alumni
  • Basic Benefits
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Two one-day guest passes
Discoverer’s Circle $100
Explorer’s Circle $250
Researcher’s Circle $500
  • Basic Benefits
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Six one-day guest passes
  • Reciprocal memberships in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association (1,000+ member institutions)
  • One time 20% discount shopping spree at the Ocean Discovery Shop
Adventurer’s Circle $1,000
  • Basic Benefits
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Six one-day guest passes
  • Reciprocal memberships in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association (1,000+ member institutions)
  • One-time 20% discount shopping spree at the Ocean Discovery Shop
Directors’ Circle $1,500
  • Basic Benefits
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Six one-day guest passes to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
  • Reciprocal memberships in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association (1,000+ member institutions)
  • One-time 20% discount shopping spree at the Ocean Discovery Shop
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions, presentations, and events with the directors of UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus

 

Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
September 20, 2020
1:30–2:30 PM
Join us–online!–for a special Sea Otter Awareness Week Science Sunday, “Sharing Space with Sea Otters.”

SEA OTTER
AWARENESS WEEK
September 20–26, 2020
Discover the critical role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem through special at-home activities, interviews with scientists, and crafts!

SERENE MARINE MOMENT
Meditate on a purple sea urchin’s mesmerizing movements and microscopic features in this peaceful one-minute video. Watch it here.

DEEPEN YOUR OBSERVATION POWERS
Enjoy two NEW science journaling activities about jewel stars in action! Students of all ages will strengthen their scientific observation and thinking skills.

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