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Seymour Marine Discovery Center

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At the Seymour Center, touch a friendly shark, see how marine scientists work, and take in the spectacular Monterey Bay. Our exhibit hall offers a deeper dive into the adventure of ocean research in Santa Cruz, California, and around the world.

Enjoy exhibit galleries, aquarium, touch pools, and the Ocean Discovery Shop. Take a tour, watch the waves, or marvel at the world’s largest whale skeleton.

Visit and explore the fascinating world of marine science and conservation. Appropriate for all ages and open year round. The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a community-supported facility of the University of California, Santa Cruz.