Field Trip Calendar

Find availability for Discovery Lab & Tours, Reserved School Tours, or Self-guided Exhibit Explorations for K-12 and Community College classes here.

Discovery Lab & Tours

Annual schedule: Tuesday-Friday, October 15, 2019 – May 29, 2020.

  • Discovery Lab applications received by the lottery deadline (September 5, 2019) have the best selection of program dates and times.
  • Applications received after the lottery deadline will be contacted with available dates and times after all lottery applications have been scheduled.

Dates available: See the most current list of dates and times available.

See Discovery Lab Scheduling for more information.

Reserved School Tour

Annual schedule: Tuesday-Sunday, year-round; Monday also available in July-August.

Reserved School Tours may not be booked on Community Free Days (9/17/19, 10/17/19, 11/12/19, 12/6/19).

  • Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance year round, and far in advance for spring.
  • Available slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • If you are interested in a Reserved School Tour, please review the information on our Field Trips page, then call (831) 459-3800 to make a reservation.

Self-guided Exhibit Exploration

Annual schedule: Tuesday-Sunday, year round; Monday also available in July-August.

Self-guided Exhibit Explorations may not be booked on Community Free Days (9/17/19, 10/17/19, 11/12/19, 12/6/19).

  • Advance reservations required year round, and far in advance for spring.
  • Available slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • If you are interested in a Self-guided Exhibit Exploration, please review the information on our Field Trips page, then call (831) 459-3800 to make a reservation.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


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Join us for a virtual World Oceans Day celebration and take part in the Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
June 8, 2020, 11 AM–12 PM
Learn about exciting, current research from award-winning UC Santa Cruz students studying the oceans.

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MARINE SCIENCE JOURNALING
Start your own marine science journal today with these cool observation activities with video links. Designed for ages seven and up.

SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS–AT HOME!
Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Find instructions for our latest craft: Camouflage Challenge.

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