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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

 

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

OCEAN EXPLORERS VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP
Explore an incredible world of marine mammal science from your own home this summer. Space is limited. Apply NOW!

CREATURE FEATURE
Explore the intricate beauty of bat stars up close. Learn how they sense their surroundings and why they feel scratchy to the touch. Watch the 4-minute video here!

WORLD OCEANS DAY
Monday, June 8, 2020
Join us for a virtual World Oceans Day celebration and take part in the Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
June 8, 2020, 11 AM–12 PM
Learn about exciting, current research from award-winning UC Santa Cruz students studying the oceans.

SELF-GUIDED COASTAL WALKING TOUR
Enjoy outdoor highlights of the spectacular Coastal Science Campus as you explore the network of trails with this guide to interpretive signs.

MARINE SCIENCE JOURNALING
Start your own marine science journal today with these cool observation activities with video links. Designed for ages seven and up.

SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS–AT HOME!
Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Find instructions for our latest craft: Camouflage Challenge.

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