Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a community-supported marine science education center operated by the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mission: The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is dedicated to educating people about the role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the world’s oceans. Through our breathtaking seaside learning center, we bring the adventures and explorations of ocean science to life. Powered by the Long Marine Laboratory, a world-renowned university research facility, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center offers hands-on immersion into the world of ocean exploration and discovery. In our 20,000-square-foot visitor center, guests can touch a shark, explore the latest discoveries in ocean science, and take in the spectacular Monterey Bay, which has been called the “Serengeti of the sea” for its incredible diversity of marine life. The Center offers a deeper dive into the research conducted at Long Marine Lab and a chance for everyone to find their inner scientist through rich experiential learning programs, including school field trips, summer youth programs, Science Sundays, volunteer opportunities, internships, and more.