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Valuable learning opportunities await you at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. We offer hands-on immersion into the world of marine science and research in the Monterey Bay. Come find your inner marine scientist through our education programs!

  • Students & Teachers

    Students & Teachers

    Plan the field trip that will inspire your students with a unique experience in ocean science or find the resources you need for your classroom.

  • Youth & Teen Programs

    Youth & Teen Programs

    What a way to spend the summer! Explore our summer camps or our incredible Exhibit Guide program. (Exhibit Guides can participate year round as well.)

  • College Students

    College Students

    Learn about volunteer opportunities and paid assistantships (UCSC students only). UCSC students can also apply for research or education project funds each fall.

  • Ongoing Education

    Ongoing Education

    Lifelong learners will delight in tours, lectures, and a variety of opportunities to interact with scientists, conservationists, and policy makers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Arts & Entertainment

    Come experience ocean- and nature-inspired art and media, from film previews to photographic journeys, to discussions with authors, artists, and other creative thinkers.

Days & Hours

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

cover of new book: A Seal Named PatchesSCIENCE SUNDAY:
A SEAL NAMED PATCHES
Sunday, November 19
Come for the science, bring the kids, and stay for the book signing in the exhibit hall.

APPLY FOR THE STUDENT RESEARCH & EDUCATION AWARDS!
Applications for this Undergraduate and Graduate opportunity are due December 4.

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

Docent TrainingJOIN THE SEYMOUR
CENTER'S VOLUNTEER TEAM AS A DOCENT!
Docents lead daily tours, assist guests at the touch pools, educate the public about marine conservation, and so much more!

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.

ATTENTION TEACHERS
Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Field trip information and applications for the 2017-18 school year are available now.

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