Become a Member

Support the Seymour Center by becoming a member today!

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

Our members keep us going! Membership in the Friends of Seymour Marine Discovery Center supports our extraordinary education programs, aquarium, and exhibits, bringing ocean science and conservation to every age and interest level. Thank you so much.

 

Join or renew your membership today:

 

Membership levels and benefits:

Basic benefits applicable at every level:

Plus, your membership makes possible––and gives you access to––the following current, public programs:

*Benefits resume when safe to reopen to the public.

  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
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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!

JOIN OUR TEAM! SEYMOUR CENTER DIRECTOR
The Seymour Center is seeking a new Director. Learn about this opportunity, here.

ELEPHANT SEAL CELEBRATION WEEK
February 21-27, 2021
Discover the wonderful and unique world of northern elephant seals during the celebratory week.

AQUARIA EXPLORATIONS
March 2, 2021, 3:30 PM
Get an up-close look at the flatfish exhibit, observe a live feeding, and learn more about flatfish habitat. Preregister.

LABSIDE CHATS
March 11, 2021, 11 AM
Discover the role large predators play in the ocean with Luis Huckstadt, Ph.D. Submit your questions, then watch the live chat, here.

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