Dear Seymour Center Community,

Following the guidelines of our public health officials, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

While there have been no known cases of  COVID-19 at the Seymour Center, providing a safe working environment for the public, plus our staff and volunteers is our top priority.

The health and care of our animals is ongoing during this public closure. Please be assured they will be well cared for.

Thank you for your understanding; we are truly saddened by this closure.


UC Santa Cruz article: Seymour Center taking a fresh look at visitor experience

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:


January 1, 2020
April 12, 2020
July 4, 2020
November 26, 2020
December 24, 2020
December 25, 2020
December 31, 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:


September 17*
October 6
November 17
December 1

*Sponsored by:
Monterey Bay Sea Glass


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


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.



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