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Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz

4.5
#3 of 11 in Parks in Santa Cruz
Science Museum Zoo / Aquarium
Seymour Marine Discovery Center is located in Santa Cruz. Make Seymour Marine Discovery Center a centerpiece of your Santa Cruz vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Santa Cruz travel itinerary planner.
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  • I found this by accident. Was not aware it existed. Boy was I surprised and delighted. Two full size whale ski;etons outside the building and the outside walk and views are spectacular. This is a full...  more »
  • Traveled to this time not very far, but a remarkable child, married and resort places. One of the great towns in which I want to stay, became the city of Santa Cruz, located on the Pacific coast. Beautiful villas, Pierce with otters, seals and wonderful plants attract, but in the beginning we visited a small aquarium with two skeletons of the blue and the gray whale, where we talked about a lot of these giant animals. In this tank I stroked even shark. In a paradise for children's camps. So it was interesting to observe children in red bathing suits.
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  • Really cool Marine center run by the College. 2 sets of huge whale bones on the north side of the museum. Lots to see & touch here. perfect for families with young kids. They have interactive displays...  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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