Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz

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  • We went on a weekday that we found out it was free to get in but I probably would not pay to go there. They had a few small touch stations that my kids loved and they let us pet a baby shark which was...  more »
  • My friend and I decided to stop in while visiting my son at UCSC. The information was very interesting. There are touch tanks and animal artifacts. But the staff made the visit great. I wish I could r...  more »
  • This was a smaller Marine center, but had a couple of touch tanks and 3 large aquariums divided into several smaller tanks to observe marine life. May be more interesting with a research center, but t...  more »
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  • We love it here and the marine labs. We come here at least once a year. There are some good activities for the kids. The small aquarium is nice. The area around the lab is fun too. The kids love to play on the sea lion statues.
  • Your young ones will enjoy it. It's​ not the Monterey Bay Aquarium but you also are not paying amusement park prices. We spent the morning there and then the afternoon at the boardwalk; it was a great day.
  • Great place! It's a discovery center, not an aquarium, which was nice because there are hands on exhibits and the volunteers who work there are very knowledgeable and seem to have a serious interest, which is noticable. We took the tour and really learned a lot from our guide!
  • Very nice and we'll maintained, excellent educated staff! Smilling staff and not too crowded! Excellent for toddlers and small kids! Beautiful Vistas and trails right outside!
  • A gem of oceanic science and outreach. Beautiful exhibits and a focus on education without the crowds. Don't miss it!

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