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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.

Spotlight!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
October 31, 2020
Prepare for a spook-tacular virtual event! Learn how UC Santa Cruz researchers are uncovering the chilling mysteries of the deep sea.

FLIP FOR SEA STARS!
Go batty for these time-lapse videos and animations of sea stars in action. Check out these new distance learning resources.

LABSIDE CHATS
November 12, 2020, 11 AM
Tune in to learn how mercury plays a role in the ocean, in the air, and within all living things with Carl Lamborg, Ph.D.

SERENE MARINE MOMENT
Meditate on a purple sea urchin’s mesmerizing movements and microscopic features in this peaceful one-minute video. Watch it here.

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