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Seymour Marine Discovery Center

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Seymour Marine Discovery Center Review

Part of Long Marine Laboratory at UCSC's Institute of Marine Sciences, the center looks more like a research facility than a slick aquarium. Interactive exhibits demonstrate how scientists study the ocean, and the aquarium displays creatures of interest to marine biologists. The 87-foot blue whale skeleton is one of the world's largest. General tours take place in the afternoons, and there's an abbreviated tour at 11 am for families with small children.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Shaffer Rd., end of Delaware Ave., west of Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 | Map It
  • Phone: 831/459–3800
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Sept.–June, Tues.–Sun. 10–5; July–Aug. Mon.–Sun. 10–5; tours at 11, 1, 2, and 3
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  • Location: Santa Cruz
Updated: 05-04-2014

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