Days & Hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday

10 AM to 5 PM

Open every day in July and August

Holiday Closures

We are closed on the following days:


November 28
December 24
December 25
December 31

January 1, 2020


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:


January 17
February 12
September 17*
October 17
November 12
December 5

*Sponsored by:



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

Whale Blue


Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Hours & Admission

Current 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! This exhibit consists of beautifully drawn, large-format educational comics combining fun science facts, kid-friendly wit, and a strong environmental message.



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