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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

Category: Area Attractions


35 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 421-9993

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Welcome to the Sanctuary Exploration Center! Located just steps away from the ocean and Santa Cruz Wharf, the center features state-of-the art displays, research discoveries and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to explore the sanctuary’s remarkable marine environment as well as their personal role in protecting one of our nation’s underwater treasures.

We are located next to the beach at 35 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz CA.

Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm
(Closed Monday and Tuesday)
Call for holiday hours or more information:
(831) 421-9993