Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery
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modThe SCCMOD team works to serve our community better each and every day.

The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery is dedicated to providing an extraordinary, interactive learning environment where everyone explores the wonders of Santa Cruz County.

Exceptional Programming and Learning Opportunities:

  • Provide hands-on manipulative experiences geared to a variety of interest levels and learning styles

  • Showcase special exhibits on a rotating basis

  • Utilize state-of-the-art learning theories and research to provide high quality exhibits

  • Feature exhibits that incorporate tiered learning to engage and involve children and those who accompany them​

Positive Physical Presence and a Community Resource:

  • Be a year-round bricks and mortar facility of permanent exhibits that is environmentally sustainable.

  • Be an aesthetically pleasing and engaging environment

  • Include a mobile museum unit that will take exhibits out into the community to schools, childcare centers and daycare facilities

  • Provide opportunities for school and daycare groups to visit the museum for special presentations

  • Include community event space as well as professional development and seminar space​

Fully Utilize the Unique Contributions of the Santa Cruz Community:

  • Seek community input in order to define and meet the needs of the greater Santa Cruz County Community.

  • Seek exhibit underwriting from local businesses, community organizations and community members

  • Partner with local museums, fraternal organizations and other entities that share a similar mission

  • Work with volunteers from local high schools, Cabrillo College and UCSC and the community at large, with the goal of providing a high quality volunteer training program​


  • Provide exhibit information in Spanish as well as English

  • Present exhibits that are culturally relevant

  • Provide museum event opportunities and create outreach to underserved populations in Santa Cruz County​

Diverse and Sustainable Funding Stream:

  • Be funded through admissions, museum memberships, private donations, foundation grants and available public funds

  • Include a for-profit enterprise in the way of a gift shop  ~  831-316-5200

Business Address
1855 41st Ave, suite C-10
5th-6th Grade – Ages 10-11 Biomimicry Summer Camp
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Located above Seabright Beach, the Museum highlights the region’s diverse plant, animal, and human communities from the shoreline of Monterey Bay to the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

We strive to fulfill our mission of connecting people with nature and science to inspire stewardship of the natural world through an array of educational programs and exhibits focused on the natural and cultural history of our region.

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has connected people to the wonders of nature for over 100 years.  ~  831-420-6115  ~  ~  1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz CA 95062

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