About Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All proceeds from the 2019 Whale of an Auction will benefit the Seymour Center’s marine education programs.

The Whale of an Auction is known for its one-of-a-kind offerings including private behind-the-scenes trips and exclusive adventures. You won't find these items elsewhere! There is something fantastic just for you, no matter your age or interest.

Bid online May 1 starting at 9 AM through May 9 until 9 PM! Just by registering, you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card for Whole Foods Market. For details and to register, visit seymourcenter.ucsc.edu.

34 years — Whale of an Auction!

This online fundraising auction provides crucial support for the Seymour Center; because of people like you, tens of thousands of children and families, plus people from all walks of life will discover why ocean science is important, now and for the future of the planet.

Sign up and bid early so you don’t miss out on any of our fabulous items. Bid often, bid high, and help us meet the challenges facing our oceans. Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to our sponsors:


Santa Cruz Sentinel

Monterey Bay Seaglass

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