Feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that you are helping to care for our planet’s most important asset—our oceans­­. Plus, Seymour Center members are invited to participate in a wide variety of activities and events year round.

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Membership Ocean Explorer benefit update March 2022

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Our members keep us going. Membership supports our extraordinary education programs, aquarium, and exhibits, bringing ocean science and conservation to every age and interest level.

Standard Benefits

  • Access to member-only website portal with exclusive content
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Free admission for 12 months
  • 10% Ocean Discovery Shop discount year round*
  • Free access to Science Sundays and other programs

Plus, your membership makes possible—and gives you access to—the following public programs:

  • Virtual Science Sunday
  • Labside Chats
  • Creature Features
  • Online Ocean-Themed Celebrations
  • Seaside Crafts—At Home

UCSC Affiliate (Staff, Faculty, Alum, etc)? Or senior or student? Please use the promotion code at check out for a 10% discount on individual, or dual/family level memberships.

  • UCSC Affiliate = SeymourUC
  • Senior or student = SeymourSS
View Membership Levels & Pricing
    Annual Fees Benefits
Individual $50 Standard Benefits, plus
– Two (2) one-day guest passes
Dual/Family $80 Standard Benefits, plus
– Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
– Two (2) one-day guest passes
Discoverer’s Circle $115 Standard Benefits, plus
– Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
– Four (4) one-day guest passes
– Reciprocal memberships in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association (1,000+ member institutions)
Explorer’s Circle $250 Standard Benefits, plus
– Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
– Six (6) one-day guest passes
– Reciprocal memberships in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association (1,000+ member institutions)
Researcher’s Circle $500 Standard Benefits, plus
– Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
– Six (6) one-day guest passes
– Reciprocal memberships in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association (1,000+ member institutions)
– One time 20% discount shopping spree at the Ocean Discovery Shop
Directors’ Circle $1,500 Standard Benefits, plus 
– Free family admission (two adults and your children or grandchildren 18 years and under)
– Six one-day guest passes
– Reciprocal memberships in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association (1,000+ member institutions)
– One time 30% discount shopping spree at the Ocean Discovery Shop
– Invitations to exclusive receptions, presentations, and events

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Seymour Center Membership
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060