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Host a Picnic Table Party at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center!

Come explore the wonders of the Monterey Bay and have an area outside to relax and take in the sea breeze. Perfect for birthday parties for all ages or to just unwind and enjoy the view.

What it includes: 

  • Four covered picnic tables for two hours
  • Discovery Center admission for up to 20 guests
  • 15 minute pre-party setup time
  • Table cloths for four picnic tables

$250

For questions, email seymourprivateevents or call 831-459-1578.

General Picnic Table Party Policies

General Policies:

  • Full payment is due at time of booking.
  • The host is responsible for providing all food, drink, plates, utensils, etc. The Seymour Center does not provide party supplies.
  • No smoking anywhere on the property.
  • No alcohol or beverages in glass containers.
  • No food, drink or gum inside the Exhibit Hall or on Shipwreck Deck.
  • No entertainers, performers or live animals.
  • Please do not dump food scraps, ice, oil, etc. anywhere except the garbage.
  • Please do not dump ice on the native plants. Stay on walkways and not on the native plants.
  • The host is responsible for cleaning the picnic table after the party, including taking out the trash and wiping down the table cloths.
  • Children must be chaperoned at all times.
Decorations
  • For the safety and comfort of our animals and visitors, no balloons, noisemakers, chewing gum, confetti, piñatas or styrofoam are allowed anywhere at the Seymour Center. 
  • All decorations must be free standing. Please do not tape, tack or adhere anything to the picnic table area.
  • No seashells, coral or dried sea life decorations. Please be environmentally friendly in your decor.
Cancelations
  • For cancelations more than seven days before your event, you will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • For cancelations less than seven days before your event, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • In the event of rain or unforeseen circumstances, we are happy to reschedule you at no additional charge.

Ready to book?

Book a Picnic Table Party

For questions, email seymourprivateevents@ucsc.edu or call 831-459-1578.