Tuesday–Sunday, 10AM–4PM

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060



Adult $12
Senior (65 and older) $11
Student (with ID) $9
Child (3-17) $9
Toddler (2 and under) Free
Members (join now) Free
UC Santa Cruz undergraduate with valid ID Free

Coming with a large group? Give us a head’s up! Book a self-guided group visit


COVID-19 Guidelines

We take your safety seriously here. To ensure everyone in your group has a safe and enjoyable visit to Seymour Center, we’ve instituted safety measures:

Face Coverings: All guests (2 years and older) are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth regardless of vaccination status.*

Symptom Check: Help keep everyone healthy by conducting a self-assessment:

  • Are you exhibiting any of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose (unrelated to seasonal allergies), nausea or vomiting, diarrhea?
  • Have you taken any medication for COVID-like symptoms in the past 48 hours?
  • Are you aware of being exposed to anyone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 or anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days?
  • Have you received a positive test result for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?
  • Guests experiencing any of the above symptoms or who answer yes to any of the above questions may not enter the Seymour Center.

Questions regarding your visit? Please email VisitSeymour@ucsc.edu


Gift Shop
Purchase books, toys, clothes, and an eco-friendly selection of gifts at the Ocean Discovery Shop. Shop anytime the Seymour Center is open!
Please use ParkMobile to validate your parking. The ParkMobile zone is 15154. Parking is enforced Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM, except holidays. No permits are necessary on weekends or after hours.
Holiday Closures
The Seymour Center is closed on:

  • Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Saturday, December 24, 2022
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Sunday, January 1, 2023
Alternative Transportation
Santa Cruz Metro route 22 stops at Seymour Center. Plan your bus route. We also offer plenty of bike racks around Seymour Center and throughout the Coastal Science Campus.
We don’t have any food or beverages available for purchase on-site. We encourage you to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at picnic tables and benches along the bluffs and throughout the natural reserve.
ADA Accessibility
Seymour Center’s indoor and outdoor attractions are ADA accessible. We do not have wheelchairs available to the public.