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Seymour Marine Discovery Center

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100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5730
+1 831-459-3800
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Whales skeleton for persepctive

We visited her when the facility was closed, but you can still see the 3 whale carcuses. The blue... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bobba
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Auburn, CA
Local Marine center

Live animal rescued from the local shores as well as preserved specimens make this an interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norma W
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Gilroy, 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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“blue whale” (14 reviews)
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100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5730
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited her when the facility was closed, but you can still see the 3 whale carcuses. The blue whale carcus is hiuge and humbling. My grandu=aughter pointed out a bone to me which she had learned was there solely to support the whales emmense...More

Thank bobba
Reviewed 1 week ago

Live animal rescued from the local shores as well as preserved specimens make this an interesting side trip

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Seymour center is beautifully located on the edge of Santa Cruz town by the cliffs. Volunteers are very knowledgeable and the tide pool experience was way better than Cal Academy or Sea World in terms of learning and variety. A walk by the cliffs by...More

Thank TSingh
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go if you have small children. There was nothing here for adults to look at or do. The grounds were pretty and the whale bones we're interesting

1  Thank bkjmom
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden jewel in Santa Cruz. From the surprising crochet coral reef when you walk in to the aquarium exhibits, you have a smile on your face as you are learning about our oceans. Take the walking tour outside as well. Docents are...More

1  Thank Jo Lynne J
Reviewed 15 July 2017

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

1  Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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

2  Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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 27 June 2017

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
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bennykerk33
9 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
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
3 August 2016|
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$8.00
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