Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab offers tours in Spanish

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center has initiated a series of Spanish-language tours of the popular science education center, located at UC Santa Cruz's Long Marine Laboratory. The tours are led by a trained docent who is fluent in Spanish. They include visits to the blue whale skeleton and other exhibits, as well as a look at the research areas where marine mammals are housed at Long Marine Lab.

Overlooking the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Seymour Center features aquariums, interactive exhibits, touch tanks, an 87-foot blue whale skeleton, a gift and book shop, and more. The center's exhibits focus on the work of researchers at UCSC's Institute of Marine Sciences, which operates Long Marine Lab.

Spanish-language tours are scheduled for the following dates:

- Wednesday, July 30

- Wednesday, August 27

- Wednesday, September 24

The tours begin at 1:30 p.m. Please call in advance to reserve a space: (831) 459-5828. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for children ages 5 and under.

The Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab is located at the end of Delaware Avenue in Santa Cruz. From downtown Santa Cruz, take Highway 1 (Mission St.) north; turn left on Swift St.; turn right on Delaware Ave.; follow Delaware to the Long Marine Lab entrance at the end of the road.