Classroom Kits


Seashell Science Classroom KitShell_Girl_crop

The Seashell Science kit is designed for use in your classroom and contains shells representing nearly 30 species of marine animals from Monterey Bay. Curriculum suggestions for grades K-2 are included, focusing on adaptive features of seashore animals. Activities challenge students to sharpen their observation skills, while incorporating language and creative arts. Although curriculum suggestions target grades K-2, the shells and resources could be used for activities with any grade level.

In addition to the shell collection and curriculum, the kit also includes activity sheets, answer keys, two reference books, and a teacher preview pass to visit the Seymour Center.

Cost: $10/week.

Reservations: Seashell Science is available by reservation only. Please complete the Seashell Science Reservation Form. Please note the kit must be picked up and dropped off at the Seymour Center. We are unable to mail the kit.

For more information: Call the Seymour Center at (831) 459-3800.  

Additional Classroom Kits are available for check-out from the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Visit for more information.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


June 2, 2019
1–3 PM
Learn about exciting, current research from award-winning UC Santa Cruz students studying the oceans.

Now through June 2019
Bring your own bag when you shop at New Leaf’s westside Santa Cruz location and receive an Envirotoken worth 10-cents that you can donate to the Seymour Center.

May 25–August 24, 2019
Saturdays, 12–3 PM
Learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land!


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