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:

  • Access to member-only website portal
  • Member-exclusive events
  • Free admission for 12 months*
  • 10% Ocean Discovery Shop discount year round*
  • Facility Rentals opportunities*
  • Free access to Virtual Science Sundays
  • Dual/Family level or higher members receive priority registration before non-members and reduced fees for Ocean Explorers youth camps. Membership does not guarantee placement in a program.

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
  • Priority registration and reduced fees for Ocean Explorers youth camps. Program placement is not guaranteed.
Discoverer’s Circle $100
  • Basic Benefits
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Four one-day guest passes
  • Priority registration and reduced fees for Ocean Explorers youth camps. Program placement is not guaranteed.
  • Reciprocal memberships in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association (1,000+ member institutions)
Explorer’s Circle $250
  • Basic Benefits
  • Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
  • Six one-day guest passes
  • Priority registration and reduced fees for Ocean Explorers youth camps. Program placement is not guaranteed.
  • Reciprocal memberships in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association (1,000+ member institutions)
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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
  • Priority registration and reduced fees for Ocean Explorers youth camps. Program placement is not guaranteed.
  • 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
  • Priority registration and reduced fees for Ocean Explorers youth camps. Program placement is not guaranteed.
  • 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 
  • Priority registration and reduced fees for Ocean Explorers youth camps. Program placement is not guaranteed.
  • 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!

AÑO NUEVO ISLAND
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Discover the variety of animals that depend on Año Nuevo and see how scientists study them. Designed for grades 2-3. Apply now.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
MAY 9, 2021
Learn about moms who live in the ocean, and create a special, at-home Mother’s Day craft.

LABSIDE CHATS
May 13, 2021, 11 AM
Learn how scientists protect endangered species such as whales and sea turtles with Stephanie Brodie, Ph.D. Submit your questions, then watch the live chat, here.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
May 16, 2021, 1:30 PM
Join us–online! “Getting Under a Sea Otter’s Skin: The Anatomy of Sensitive Touch.” Preregister.

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

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