Beginning Dec 1, we will be open Wed-Sun from 10a-4p
Plan your visit


Wednesday–Sunday, 10AM–4PM*

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

*Holiday Closures:

Friday, December 24, 2021
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Friday, December 31, 2021
Saturday, January 1, 2022


Adult $11
Senior (65 and older) $10
Student (with ID) $8
Child (3-17) $8
Toddler (2 and under) Free
Members (join now) Free
UC Santa Cruz undergraduate with valid ID Free

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 staff and guests (2 years and older) are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth regardless of vaccination status.

Symptom Check: When entering the building, you’ll need to take a 30-second COVID-19 symptom check. You’ll be asked:

  • 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.
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!
Three (3) hours of parking is included with admission. Parking is enforced Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM.​ Parking machines are available to purchase permits.
Holiday Closures
The Seymour Center is closed on:

  • Friday, December 24, 2021
  • Saturday, December 25, 2021
  • Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Saturday, January 1, 2022
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.