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

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Santa Cruz KIN (Kids in Nature)
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The Santa Cruz Kids in Nature Program is an outdoor-based Nature Club for young children. We are a grass-roots program focused on fostering creativity, confidence, communication skills, community, ecological stewardship, curiosity, and social justice ethics and advocacy in the students. Our core curriculums revolve around Social Emotional Learning, Natural History, and Cultural History/Social Justice.

Common activities include: hiking, improv games, watercoloring, harvesting wild clay and making pottery, learning to identify wild plants and medicines, playing games, practicing storytelling, gathering seeds, developing deep relationships, learning local history, and more!

The After-School groups take place over the course of the school year and run outside of school hours.

Summer Camps run 9 - 2:30 M-F and feature themes such as Shelter Building, Birding, Medicine Making, Fermenting, Bookmaking, Coastal Restoration and Exploration, and more!

​It is our priority to be accessible to all who are interested, so please inquire about our * equal access scholarships.*

Santa Cruz KIN was founded in 2013 and has been serving the community for 11 years. We look forward to having you join the family!

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The mission of the SCLO Grange is to be a hub for advocacy and activism on behalf of family-sized farms, organic agriculture, sustainability, and local resilience.

Anyone interested in supporting the Grange's mission of community service, grassroots advocacy, sustainable and regenerative agriculture, and the consumer’s role in the food production system may apply for membership in the Grange. Each member contributes at their own pace and level of participation.

The SCLO Grange is part of a state organization founded in 1873 whose mission was to support small family farmers and promote sustainable agriculture. As part of this program, the SCLO Grange focuses on organic farming, as well as, all aspects of sustainability. We have programs of interest to all persons who care about the quality, safety, and security of their food and water, and the environment at large.

1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz  ~  ~  831-476-642