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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

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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