NOAA's Office of National Marine
collaborated with the City of
Santa Cruz and the National
Marine Sanctuary Foundation to build the 12,000 sq. ft.,
$15.9 million Sanctuary
Exploration Center. ONMS
provided design and
construction funds, the city
offered the ocean-view
property and helped manage
the construction activities, and
the foundation conducted a capital campaign to support exhibit construction.
Learn more about the center's spectacular ocean-side location in Santa Cruz's famed beach area, right in the midst of many popular visitor and recreational attractions.