Days & Hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday

10 AM to 5 PM

Holiday Closures

We are closed on the following days:


April 1
July 4
November 22
December 25

January 1, 2019


Adult $9
Senior (65 and older) $7
Student (with ID) $7
Child (3-16 years old) $7
Toddler (2 and under) Free
Members (join now) Free
UCSC undergraduate with valid ID Free

Free Days

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is open to the community free of charge on the following days:


February 15
September 20*
October 18
November 13
December 4*

*Sponsored by:


Locals “Seymour” in November

Locals see more in November––at the Seymour Center!

Santa Cruz County locals can visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for free from Tuesday, November 27 through Friday, November 30. Simply present a current photo ID showing Santa Cruz County residence. Current student ID from any school in Santa Cruz County or current utility bills are also valid proof of residence. Guests of county residents must pay regular admission prices. (Valid 11/27/2018 – 11/30/2018)



As of September 1, 2017, parking permits are required by UCSC. Seymour Center guests will receive three hours of complimentary parking with paid admission.

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Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Hours & Admission

New Exhibit

Squidtoons: Exploring Ocean Science with Comics

Now Open!

Squidtoons: Manta Ray Bring the family to the Seymour Center this summer for some interesting (and weird!) science about underwater creatures with our new exhibit, Squidtoons! Opening in early August 2018, this exhibit consists of beautifully drawn, large-format educational comics combining fun science facts, kid-friendly wit, and a strong environmental message.



Stay informed about tours, activities & events throughout the year.