Explore the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

January 15, 2018
Category: Santa Cruz CA Attractions

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center, located at 100 McAllister Way, is a marine science museum and aquarium that will take you a step closer to understanding our ocean and marine life. The Discovery Center is dedicated to education and offers tourists and locals an opportunity to discover more about marine sea life. The views of the Monterey Bay are definitely picturesque and the various exhibits offer a truly wonderful exploration of the ocean beyond. Visiting the marine science and conservation center is definitely one of the top family-friendly things to do while in Santa Cruz CA.


About Seymour Marine Discovery Center


The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is associated and supported by the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the local community. There is an exciting world of exhibits and activities inside the center. The exhibit hall takes you to the backroom where scientists decipher the unknowns of the sea. The aquarium takes you close to marine wonders of the Monterey Bay. Take a behind the scenes tours of the labs. The Marine Discovery Center also has an exhibit called Outdoor Giants, which is home to Ms. Blue, the largest Blue Whale skeleton in the world. There is also a tide pool where you can roll up your sleeves and interact with sea creatures. You must check the calendar of events to find out special events being held at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

It is closed on Mondays. During the rest of the week, The Center opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. It is closed on certain holidays such as New Year’s Day, Christmas, Independence Day, Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving. Admission to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors aged sixty-five and older, students with ID pay $6 too and so do children aged three to sixteen. Toddlers or kids younger than two get free admission. Members and undergraduates of the University of California, Santa Cruz, also get free admission. There are certain days when no admission is charged. The days through 2018 are January 18, February 15, September 20, October 18, November 13 and December 4. Parking is complimentary for the first three hours with every paid admission.


Stay at Mission Inn Santa Cruz


Mission Inn & Suites in Santa Cruz is located less than two miles from the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. You can actually take a stroll, swing by the Natural Bridges State Beach, or perhaps visit the Mitchell’s Cove Beach en route. Reserve your stay at Mission Inn & Suites at Santa Cruz on its website to get the best deal and to secure availability. Book your stay directly at https://www.missioninnsantacruz.com/