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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 Every Day July and August, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
Sunday, August 20, 1:30 PM
The Bait and Switch: A Discussion Of Seafood Fraud In Los Angeles And Santa Cruz.

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.

JOIN THE VOLUNTEER TEAM!
Now recruiting for Exhibit Guides and School Programs Instructors - apply today for one of these exciting volunteer opportunities!

COMING SOON:
LOCALS "SEYMOUR"
IN SEPTEMBER
Santa Cruz County locals can visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for free any Thursday this September!

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

OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
You'll see a lot of construction taking place here at the Coastal Science Campus but know, the Seymour Center is open for business as usual. Come visit!

SEA OTTER AWARENESS WEEK
September 23 - October 1, 2017
Save the date for Sea Otter Awareness Week: an annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem.

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