Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz

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#3 of 14 in Parks in Santa Cruz
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  • Loved our day at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. My 7 year year old granddaughter had so much fun. The entrance fee is about the same as going to a movie. The staff are wonderful and helpful. I w...  more »
  • Great spot for young and old alike. This research center has lots of good information for the adults and touch tanks and aquarium tanks for the young. the whale skeleton outside gives great perspectiv...  more »
  • This aquarium is perfect for preschool to 4th grade children or people who don't want to be in an enormous crowd at the Monterey Aquarium. The exhibits are marvelous. I have taken first and second gra...  more »
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  • Found the Discovery Center on a whim with our family and kids. Absolutely amazing! Did the free tour, spent time looking at all the research exhibits and touch tanks. Overall absolutely amazing and will come again when we are back in California!
  • I really enjoyed wandering the Seymour Center. They have a ton of hands-on exhibits for kids (and grown up kids), tanks with live creatures, a touch pool with very knowledgeable volunteers, they even had a special tank with Swell Sharks and give out stickers if you touch them. After touring the inside you can head out for a stroll along the coast, learn about some shipwrecks and check out Mr. And. Mrs. Blue (photo).
  • Nice small museum. There are touch pools where you can touch sea stars, seas urchins, algae, swell shark eggs, anemones and even touch the back of an actual living swell shark. There is an enormous whale skeleton on the front of the building. There are also aquarium full of local fishes and crustaceans. Worth it with kids.
  • Hands on education! You get to touch the swell sharks, anemones,star fish and sea cucumbers. Fun scavenger hunt for little kids too.
  • A small marine center. Guided tour was great, dolphins were cute. You can touch a Swell shark. Great experience.
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