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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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Delighted to Find

I found this by accident. Was not aware it existed. Boy was I surprised and delighted. Two full... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sandygreenberg
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Sonora, California
Seymore Marine Discovery Center

Really cool Marine center run by the College. 2 sets of huge whale bones on the north side of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher W
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Sun City, California, United States
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See a wide variety of marine animals at the University of Californias research lab.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue whale” (14 reviews)
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100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5730
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 fully educational facility with lots to learn and it supports...More

Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 as well as a few touch pools &...More

1  Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went without children. They have a lot of hands-on activities like petting tanks. You can pet the sharks and other sea life. Also has a lot of other hands-on activities that is good for children. They offered a tour at 2:00 on Sunday. Wanted to...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to bring out of town visitors to experience what those of us who live in and near the ocean experience every day. Add to that the science, the exhibits, and the views and it's a great place to spend a...More

Thank Stevej95060
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The layout of the facility allows thes kids to spread out and learn at their own pace. Hands on learning that keeps the kids' attention.

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 13 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 10 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
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bennykerk33
8 July 2017|
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Response from Stevej95060 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Blue Whale skeleton is 87 feet long. It's one of only 4 Blue Whale skeletons on display in North America.
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Lucile C
2 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
2 August 2016|
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$8.00
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