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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.🍻💥

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:

🐡 Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
🏄🏾 Black Surf Club
🐟 Mehta Lab at UC Santa Cruz
🧫 Plankton Monitoring Group
🦀 Seymour Marine Discovery Center
🌊 Save the Waves
🌮 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

Accessibility

  • 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.

9/2 First Friday After Hours | Fire🔥

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.

September’s First Friday event is going to be hot.🔥 Learn about fire ecology, preparedness, and recovery through interactive outdoor exhibits and activities led by experts in the field. Partners include:

Friday, September 2, 2022
5-8 p.m.
Location: Outside the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Accessibility

  • 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.

8/5 First Friday After Hours | High Tides and Good Vibes

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.

August’s First Friday event is shore to bay a good time. Dive deep into changing tides and coastal critters, while connecting with folks who connect with the coast on the daily. Food and adult drinks will be available as you cruise through the event. Partners include:

  • Amah Mutsun Elder Eleanor Castro
  • Areperia 831
  • Black Surf Club
  • City of Santa Cruz Climate Action Program
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • The Plankton Monitoring Group
  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
  • Sea Otter Savvy

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

Accessibility

  • 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.

6/3 First Friday | The Art of Nature

First Fridays are back at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History! Join us for monthly after hours events on the First Friday of the month. Enjoy free admission 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with special outdoor festivities 5-8 p.m.

June’s First Friday will feature free art activities and a market from local artists featured in the Museum’s annual science illustration exhibit, The Art of Nature. Support the artists by going home with prints, stickers, cards, cups, and more! Food from Areperia 831 and adult drinks will be for sale.

Friday, June 3, 2022
5-8 p.m.
Location: Outside the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Featured artists

Sophie Wood Brinker
Andrea Dingeldein
Melissa Eugene
Patricia Larenas
Calene Luczo
Katie Rider
Elizabeth Romanini

Accessibility

  • 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 for covid safety.
  • Restrooms and water fountains are available inside the Museum.
  • Artist booths and activities will be on somewhat lumpy grass.

5/6 First Friday | The Art of Nature

First Fridays are back at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History! Join us for monthly after hours events on the First Friday of the month. Enjoy free admission 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with special outdoor festivities 5-8 p.m.

May’s First Friday will feature free art activities and a market from local artists featured in the Museum’s annual science illustration exhibit, The Art of Nature. Support the artists by going home with prints, stickers, cards, cups, and more! Food from Areperia 831 and adult drinks will be for sale.

Friday, May 6, 2022
5-8 p.m.
Location: Outside the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Featured Artists

Pilar Barnes
Melissa Eugene
Calene Luczo
Kaelin O’Hare
Katie Rider
Kylie Kathleen Smith
Elizabeth Romanini

Accessibility

  • 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 for covid safety.
  • Restrooms and water fountains are available inside the Museum.
  • Artist booths and activities will be on somewhat lumpy grass.