Family-Friendly Events

June 16 - July 15, 2019

Sunday, June 16

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/16: Sunset Fishing ~ FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL ~ ONLY $30 ~ Ages 7 and up

June 16th 10-12pm Join us in our Family Room for a FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! PLEASE NOTE: This class is for ages 7 to adult ~ This is a non-alcoholic...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Summer Reading Kickoff Event: Percussion with James Henry!

Join us for some fun in the sun as we celebrate the start of Summer Reading! Come sign-up for summer reading while playing with bubbles, hula hoops and...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Science Sunday—Cephalopods Are the New Dinosaurs

Before there were mammals on land, there were dinosaurs. And before there were fish in the sea, there were cephalopods—Earth’s first truly substantial...

Tuesday, June 18

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Taco Tuesday in Felton

TACO TUESDAYS RETURN TO FELTON Taco Tuesdays return to the Felton Covered Bridge Park in Felton! Join us for the kick-off event on June 18, from...

Wednesday, June 19

Family concert with José-Luis Orozco

Join in the fun as celebrated author Jose Luis Orozco encourages children to sing and play in Spanish and English through a mix of Latin American songs,...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Traveling Lantern Theater: My Mother The Astronaut

My Mother The Astronaut: To the moon and beyond! Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day." Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA...

LEGO: EV3 Robotics

Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Open to ages 10 to 17. Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Live Oak...

Santiago the Magician

Santiago is a Modern Day Medieval Magician, based in Santa Cruz, California, who brings together the beauty of historical wizardry and modern day conjuring...

Thursday, June 20

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime

​Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Friday, June 21

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

The Pillowcase Project

American Red Cross brings this fun, interactive program to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries! The Pillowcase Project is an immersive workshop for kids age 8-11...

Saturday, June 22

25th Anniversary Woodies on the Wharf

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Woodies on the Wharf, bigger and better than ever! Come see the more than 200 "woodies," gorgeous, pre-1950s cars that...

Summer Kick-Off Festival at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Enjoy free admission to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and outdoor festivities as we welcome summer! Celebrate and learn with live animals from...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Sunday, June 23

Westside Summer Festival

Join the fun at the 1st Westside Summer Festival! Food Trucks A Go Go & Santa Cruz Mountains Makers' Market are collaborating to bring you an eclectic mix...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Tuesday, June 25

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

NorCal Bats

NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide show...

NorCal Bats

​NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide...

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

NorCal Bats

​NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, June 26

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

LEGO: EV3 Robotics

Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Open to ages 10 to 17. Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Live Oak...

Family concert with José-Luis Orozco

Join in the fun as celebrated author Jose Luis Orozco encourages children to sing and play in Spanish and English through a mix of Latin American songs,...

Thursday, June 27

Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime

Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Friday, June 28

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Saturday, June 29

Zumba y Feria de Salud

VENGAN LISTOS PARA BAILAR, COMER, Y HABLAR DE SALUD CON TODA LA FAMILIA EN ESTE PROGRAMA GRATIS. Instructora de Zumba Catalina nos acompañará para empezar...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Sunday, June 30

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Tuesday, July 2

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, July 3

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

LEGO: EV3 Robotics

Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Open to ages 10 to 17. Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Live Oak...

Thursday, July 4

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Friday, July 5

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Saturday, July 6

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Sunday, July 7

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Tuesday, July 9

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, July 10

LEGO: EV3 Robotics

Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Open to ages 10 to 17. Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Live Oak...

Santiago the Magician

Santiago is a Modern Day Medieval Magician, based in Santa Cruz, California, who brings together the beauty of historical wizardry and modern day conjuring...

Thursday, July 11

Magic with Perry Yan

​San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

Magic with Perry Yan

San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Magic with Perry Yan

San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Friday, July 12

Composing Together

Composing Together brings professional composers and performers directly into schools and public spaces to engage people of all ages, collaborating with them...

Composing Together

Composing Together brings professional composers and performers directly into schools and public spaces to engage people of all ages, collaborating with them...

Saturday, July 13

Zumba y Feria de Salud

VENGAN LISTOS PARA BAILAR, COMER, Y HABLAR DE SALUD CON TODA LA FAMILIA EN ESTE PROGRAMA GRATIS. Instructora de Zumba Catalina nos acompañará para empezar...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Sunday, July 14

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Monday, July 15

Cascada de Flores

Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una...

Cascada de Flores

Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una...

June 16 - July 15, 2019