Seymour Marine Discover Center at Long Marine Lab100 Shaffer RoadSanta Cruz, CA 95060
This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into the Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. Come and see what scientists are doing to track local mammals, restore native habitat, and learn about the workings of one of California's rare coastal lagoons.
Younger Lagoon Reserve tours are free with admission and open to the public. They are best suited for children 10 years of age and older. Participants must be physically able to walk up and down steep inclines. Water and weather protection is strongly suggested. Space is limited to 12 participants. Advance reservations and advance payment required.