100 Shaffer Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Visit a working marine laboratory along the beautiful coastline, on the West Side of Santa Cruz near Natural beaches State Beach. Exhibit halls, aquarium, touch tanks, tours to marine mammal research overlook, Ocean Discovery Shop, and unsurpassed vistas of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Hold a sea star — marvel at the world’s largest whale skeleton — touch a shark— think like a scientist!