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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

Monday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
July 21, 2019
1:30–2:30 PM
Join us for our upcoming Science Sunday, “Nest Watchers: Citizen Scientists Reveal New Information about Peregrine Falcons.”

Shark Science WeekSHARK SCIENCE WEEK
July 28–August 3, 2018
For a full week, the Seymour Center will celebrate sharks by revealing fascinating facts about these cartilaginous fishes. Shark touching pool open every day!

SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL WHARF EXPERIENCE
Now–August 24, 2019
Saturdays, 12–3 PM
Learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point a half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land!

YOUR DREAM WEDDING
Booking Now–July 2020
With breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and access to the aquarium, the Seymour Center is the ideal spot for your Santa Cruz ocean view wedding. Inquire today!

Join our volunteer teamJOIN THE VOLUNTEER TEAM!
Interested in learning and sharing marine science and conservation with the next generation? Join the Seymour Center's School Programs volunteer team!

TEACHER WORKSHOP
California Environmental Phenomena Summit October 3–4, 2019
Collaborate with local science experts and other educators to deepen your understanding of environmental phenomena.

JOIN OUR STAFF!
Apply to be the Volunteer Coordinator / Education Associate. Initial review date for this carreer staff position is July 4.

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