Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz

4.5
#1 of 7 in Museums in Santa Cruz
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.
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  • While the displays and presentations are geared towards kids, adults will find the information very enlightening. UCSC has obviously made huge contributions to our understanding of the marine ecosyste...  more »
  • Wonderful marine exhibits, friendly and helpful staff and volunteers! My grandson loves seeing the jellyfish, and touching the little shark. Lots of things they are encouraged to touch and learn about...  more »
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  • A nice sea life science center, primarily geared to kids. Well worth visiting, but I probably wouldn't get a membership. Inside they have a dozen large aquariums with local sea life, a couple of touch pools, and several interactive exhibits. The highlight of the trip were a couple of whale skeletons outside. The blue whale was absolutely enormous! It was raining when I visited, but it looked like there was a nice coastal trail that would be fun on a sunny day.
  • A wonderful place for young children and adults! The museum is engaging, not overwhelming. My 4 & 7 year old children had such a good time and we all learned a lot about Marine life. We also took part in the guided tour outside, which was informative and interesting. You can see the skeleton of a blue whale on display as well. All the volunteers working at the Center are knowledgeable and friendly.

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