10/7 First Friday After Hours: Maritime Mysteries and Monsters

Nerd out on your night out during special after hours events every First Friday. Free admission all day, with special outdoor festivities 5-8 p.m.๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ฅ

October’s First Friday is the opening event for the new exhibit, Maritime Mysteries and Monsters. Explore the scary side of the sea through nautical activities guided by local ocean experts:

๐Ÿก Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
๐Ÿ„๐Ÿพ Black Surf Club
๐ŸŸ Mehta Lab at UC Santa Cruz
๐Ÿงซ Plankton Monitoring Group
๐Ÿฆ€ Seymour Marine Discovery Center
๐ŸŒŠ Save the Waves
๐ŸŒฎ Food from Areperia 831 and Surfin Turf Food Truck

Friday, October 7, 2022
5-8 p.m.
Location: Outside the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History


  • Drop-by anytime 5-8 p.m. to join the festivities
  • Admission to the Museum is free all day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Follow the latest guidelines for covid safety.
  • Restrooms and water fountains are available inside the Museum.
  • Activities will be on somewhat lumpy grass.
  • Dress for a cool coastal evening.