Discovery Labs Descriptions

Dive into the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with the Seymour Center’s new Discovery Labs!

Live animals and realia motivate your students to become scientific explorers. Our hands-on Discovery Lab programs support NGSS three-dimensional science learning through engaging, age-appropriate activities led by our teams of marine science instructors. Your students will be inspired by real science to protect the ocean.

Following are descriptions of the newly redesigned Discovery Labs by grade level. The main NGSS Performance Expectation supported by each program is shown in blue text. Because each Discovery Lab program is designed for grade-level-specific science standards, no more than two consecutive grade levels may be scheduled together for any one program.



Days & Hours

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Ken Norris Memorial Lecture October 24, 2017 6:30-8 PMKEN NORRIS MEMORIAL
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Join us for a lively and informative panel discussion about coho salmon, an iconic local species on the precarious edge of survival.

marine masquerade logoMARINE MASQUERADE
Friday, October 27, 2017

Kids–dress up if you wish, be a seal or a fish–and bring your parents for a night of scavenger hunts, creature crafts, flashlight tours to a whale of a skeleton, costume parade, music, and more.

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

As of September 1, 2017, parking permits are required. Seymour Center guests will receive three hours of free parking with paid admission.

Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Field trip information and applications for the 2017-18 school year are available now.


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