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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!

OCEAN DISCOVERY SHOP NOW OPEN!
Saturdays, 11 AM–3 PM
Now–December 19, 2020
Join us for outdoor, in-person shopping this holiday season! Find gifts for all ages.

ADOPT A MONK SEAL
Support Hawaiian monk seal conservation—and enjoy a truly unique gift for the holidays—with our Adopt a Monk Seal package, available at the Seymour Center’s Seaside Shopping!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS!
Dive into the Seymour Center challenge to engineer an invention to solve a type of plastic pollution problem affecting our watersheds and oceans.

LABSIDE CHATS
December 10, 2020
3:30 PM PST (special time!)
Tune in to our last Labside Chat of 2020 to explore the intricacies of marine mammal physiology with Shawn Noren, Ph.D.

SERENE MARINE MOMENT
Drift peacefully among curious juvenile rockfish and a shiner surfperch currently housed in the Seymour Center’s "SMURF" tank in this short video.

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