We offer two different types of visits to groups of 12 or more people. Find details about Self-Guided Explorations and Reserved Tours below.

If scheduling a school group visit, head over to School Programs.

Reserved Tour

Reserve a private tour guide for your group. During your 30-minute tour, your guide will take you behind the scenes at Long Marine Lab to see incredible marine mammals participating in UCSC conservation science. You will also discover the fascinating world of blue whale science while you marvel at the massive skeleton of “Ms. Blue.” Before or after your tour, explore the Seymour Center’s exhibits, aquarium tanks, shark pool, and seawater touch table. Learn more.

Self-guided Exploration

Customize your group’s own experience with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Live animals spark your group’s curiosity to wonder like scientists. Helpful volunteers invite you to explore silky sea stars and touch a shark. Enjoy aquarium displays, interactive exhibits, touch pools, and outdoor exhibits. Your group will transform into ocean scientists for a day to remember. Learn more.