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Seymour Marine Discovery Center

100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, California 95060 USA

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“come explore your ocean”

Come 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 here in Santa Cruz and around the world. Visit us and explore the fascinating world of marine science and conservation. We look forward  to meeting you! The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a self-supporting part of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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June 01, 2016
Rated 3.0

Petting the marine animals was fun, and the docents were kind, generous, and informative. The exhibits were few and broken, with a heavy emphasis on touching fur (ew). Ms. Blue was a great photo opportunity. They are in the midst of expanding, so it will likely improve a lot soon.

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Seymour Marine Discovery Center

100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, California
95060 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun, Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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