Public Tours

Reserve Director Elizabeth Howard speaks to visitors from the California Invasive Plant Symposium

Due to COVID-19 concerns and shelter-in-place restrictions, behind-the-scenes hiking tours are cancelled until further notice. Please stay tuned, as tours will resume when restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, click here for a quick virtual tour. For more information on the effects of COVID-19 at UCSC, click here.

Come take a tour of Younger Lagoon Reserve!  This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into the 25-acre lagoon and beach area. 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.  

See the Seymour Marine Discovery Center Calendar for Younger Lagoon Reserve Beach Tour dates.

Younger Lagoon Reserve Beach Tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 14 participants. Call 831-459-3800.


Younger Lagoon Reserve is now offering a new virtual tour in both English and Spanish. Click here to learn more!