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Support the Seymour Center––become a member today!

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, priority registration 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 the 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:

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 $40
$20 Student
$35 Senior
$35 UCSC employees and alumni
  • Basic Benefits
  • Two one-day guest passes
Dual/Family $60
$50 Seniors
$50 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 (over 945 member institutions)
  • One time 20% discount shopping spree at the Ocean Discovery Shop
Chancellor’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 (over 945 member institutions)
  • One-time 20% discount shopping spree at the Ocean Discovery Shop
Directors’ Circle $1,200
  • 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 (over 945 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

Look for changes in our membership program in 2018

Days & Hours

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

Photo by Manuae of Nautlilus in the oceanFIRST SCIENCE SUNDAY OF THE YEAR:
January 21, 2018
CEPHALOPODS ARE THE NEW DINOSAURS

Into Africa book coverINTO AFRICA
A New Presentation by
Frans Lanting & Chris Eckstrom
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Docent TrainingHOMESCHOOL DAY
NEW DATE & TIME!
Friday, February 23, 2018
1:30 - 3:00 PM

Enjoy hands-on activities designed especially for homeschool families. Open to all—novices to experts!

GLOBAL OCEANS AWARDS GALA
March 24, 2018

This year's gala will honor Dr. Gary Griggs. This is a benefit event to support the education programs of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Now accepting reservations!

ATTENTION TEACHERS
Start the new year with an inspiring field trip to the Seymour Center! Choose from three great ways to dive into scientific exploration and the Next Generation Science Standards.

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

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.

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