Discovery Labs Scheduling

Discovery Lab & ToursDiscovery Lab & Tours are available during the 2018-19 school year from October 16, 2018, through May 31, 2019. 

Due to the popularity of these programs, a lottery is held each fall in an effort to schedule Discovery Labs in the fairest and most efficient way. After the lottery, program openings are filled first come, first served. Check our Field Trip Calendar for available dates and times.

Once you choose a date, call (831) 459-3800 to confirm availability. If the date is available, we will hold it for one week to allow you time to send in the completed application with payment. Please follow the instructions below.

Submit a Discovery Lab & Tour Application

  1. Download and fill out the Discovery Lab Application.
  2. With each application, enclose payment information, in the form of a check, purchase order (PO), or credit card. Your payment will be processed once your program has been scheduled and confirmed. Make checks and POs payable to “Seymour Center/UC Regents.”
  3. Mail completed applications ASAP.
  4. Applications for Discovery Lab & Tours are taken by mail only. We do NOT accept applications by fax, phone, or e-mail.

Confirmations

Applicants will receive confirmation packets and receipts in late September. Teachers scheduled for October Discovery Labs will be notified by phone or email in mid-September to allow adequate planning time. If you have not received a confirmation letter by October 3, 2018 please call (831) 459-3800.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If we are unable to schedule a Discovery Lab & Tour on any of the dates you submitted for your class, you will not be charged/invoiced. However, any cancellation made by a group leader after the Discovery Lab has been scheduled and confirmed is non-refundable, unless another group fills the space.

Group Size

32 students maximum per Discovery Lab & Tour—no exceptions. Please do not bring any additional students or unscheduled groups. Siblings are not permitted in the classroom during the Discovery Lab but are welcome on the guided tour.

Chaperones

Please bring only the number of adult chaperones necessary to transport your students. Only five adults—the teacher and up to four chaperones—are permitted inside the classroom during the Discovery Lab. Remaining drivers, chaperones, and siblings may explore the exhibit hall on their own during that time. They are welcome to rejoin students for the guided tour. All adults are expected to assist with supervision and appropriate student behavior.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK
April 23–28, 2019
Come to the Seymour Center by alternative transportation—bicycle, on foot, or public transportation—and enjoy free admission.

WHALE OF AN AUCTION
MAY 1–9, 2019
Look! Bid! Win! We’re celebrating our 34th auction with exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. Register now to start bidding on May 1!

SPECIAL LECTURE—LEOPARD SEALS!
MAY 5, 2019, 1 PM
Participate in a conversation with a researcher in Antarctica! Daniel Costa and Sarah Kienle will discuss their leopard seal research.

BECOME AN EXHIBIT GUIDE VOLUNTEER
Apply by May 5, 2019
Make a difference for the ocean and join our team of exhibit guide volunteers. Apply today!

ENVIROTOKEN
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.

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