Ocean Discovery Shop’s Seaside Shopping

Open Saturdays, 11 AM–3 PM
November 14 through December 5, 2020
(weather permitting)

*In an abundance of caution surrounding the recent increases in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are electing to cease our Saturday Seaside Shopping days. As such, the December 12 and 19, 2020 Seaside Shopping days are canceled.

We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to everyone who came out to shop and support us while we were open. It was such a joy to see you all in person, and we sincerely look forward to the day when we can be reunited once more.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season.
-The Seymour Center team

Ocean Discovery Shop

Join us for in-person, seaside shopping this holiday season! Browse an array of apparel, books, games, pottery, eco-friendly items, and so much more. The Ocean Discovery Shop has gifts for everyone.

Proceeds support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center’s education programs. Members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases.

Only outdoor shopping is available at this time; credit cards only; masks and social distancing required; no returns due to COVID-19. Thank you.

Questions? Contact the Seymour Center at (831) 459-3800.

No longer available:

Adopt a Monk Seal

Thank you to everyone who purchased an Adopt a Monk Seal package!

Hawaiian monk seals are one of the most endangered seal species in the world, with the total population estimated to be around only 1,400. To aid in their conservation, each Hawaiian monk seal pup is given a National Marine Fisheries Service ID number that reflects the Hawaiian island on which they were born, the year of the study on that island, and the pup number. Now you can help in their conservation, too…

Adopt a Monk Seal from the Seymour Center and receive one of only 1,400 plush seals representing a real, live Hawaiian monk seal. You’ll also receive an info card and map with details on your specific monk seal. This is truly a unique and special gift for anyone who understands the importance of conservation or has a budding interest in marine science.

Dr. Terrie Williams at UC Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Lab has been working to save this species from extinction for more than a decade. With the Adopt a Monk Seal plus package, you will also receive a signed copy of her book, The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist’s Fight to Save a Species.

Adopt a Monk Seal package, $40 (no longer available)
Unique Hawaiian monk seal plush
Info card 

Adopt a Monk Seal plus package, $60 (no longer available)
Unique Hawaiian monk seal plush
Info card
Signed hardback copy of The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist’s Fight to Save a Species

Proceeds from these sales will directly support the marine education programs at the Seymour Center, and the research of the Marine Mammal Physiology Project at UC Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Lab. Packages are limited; purchase yours while supplies last.


August 15, 2021, 1:30 PM
Join us–online! “Fascinating Fish Bones: Archaeology for the Future of Fishers and Fisheries.” Preregister.

Continue exploring the diversity of mollusks around the world with Mollusk Mates. Find the newest coloring pages, here.

Say hello to the new Seymour Center director — Jonathan Andres Hicken! Starting in mid-August, Jonathan will continue the important work of the Seymour Center. Learn more, here.

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The Seymour Center is seeking to hire for multiple positions. Learn about these opportunities, here.

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