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Seymour Marine Discovery Center

#10 of 83 things to do in Santa Cruz Features Animals
100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5730
+1 831-459-3800
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Great place for kids and parents

We've been here on several school field trips, it's a favorite place with lots to see and do and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SFKAT3
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London, United Kingdom
Great for all ages, especially children

A small, but very well kept educational facility that specializes in marine animals and ocean life... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
travelwithmekitty
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Port Hueneme, California
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See a wide variety of marine animals at the University of Californias research lab.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5730
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been here on several school field trips, it's a favorite place with lots to see and do and lots of hands on.

Thank SFKAT3
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A small, but very well kept educational facility that specializes in marine animals and ocean life. Many hands on attractions as well as informative posters, booklets and videos. You can also touch a shark. That was my highlight of my trip. They have a great...More

Thank travelwithmekitty
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I spent the afternoon here with an almost-three-year old. She got stamps on both hands, she touch sea stars and a sea urchin, and she saw sea creatures in aquariums. The crabs were a special favorite. Staff were especially kind and patient. Outside the main...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I took my granddaughter and her 4 yr old to visit and learn about sea life. They really enjoyed it and had fun at the touch tank.

Thank susanhttn
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect for $8 entrance and I can honestly tell you my husband and I enjoyed it like two little kid every single spot in this Center. Absolutely amazing and interesting and knowledgeable place. Had so much fun inside and outside...More

Thank Olga K
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Smaller,quieter and cheaper then taking the kids to Monterey Bay Aquarium. No sanding in line, no huge expensive gift shop. All around a better experience. I only takes about an hour.

Thank Anne w
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Awesome place, a little small but with good enough exhibitions to pass the morning, the view of the sea is just something that you cannot find anywhere else.

Thank Nivardo
Reviewed 6 March 2017

There are lots of activity stations and at least three touch tanks. It's not just for kids - adults will love it too. During the school year, there are often school field trips to this location. The staff and volunteers are extremely friendly, and the...More

Thank maryralenekeane
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I can't really say much because they were closed. There are some cool fossils of whales outside but that was all we got to see.

Thank warerhouseK
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This was one of our favorite places. Because it is part of UCSC it is only $6.00 admission. My 14 year old loved it. we went almost every day. Nice gift shop. Petted sharks. We held star fish that were purple, blue, red, orange. We...More

3  Thank OldNativeCalifornian
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Lucile C
What is the cost for adults>
3 August 2016|
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Response from csarchibald | Reviewed this property |
Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children. Worth every Penny.
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Lucile C
WHat is the cost for adults?
3 August 2016|
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Response from Portage48 | Reviewed this property |
$8.00
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Winnie C
When will it open on July,4?
1 July 2016|
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Response from Portage48 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know go online for their hours.
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