We are currently not accepting bookings for this program. Please visit our distance learning hub for NGSS-aligned lessons and activities.

Students learn about the culture of the original human inhabitants of Santa Cruz. Through exploration in our native plant garden, exhibits, and artifacts, they see different tools and practices used to survive, and gain understanding of a native culture. In the process of learning about the Ohlone cultural connection to nature, students come to understand that humans are a part of the ecosystem.

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Grades: K-4
Days offered: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Start time: 9:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m.
Program duration: 1.5 hours**
Cost: $40 $0, Fees removed in support of schools in response to challenges posed by the pandemic
Chaperones Required: 4-6 (30 students max)
Supplemental Activities: Educational Kit ($15/week)
Months offered: September-May

**Program duration now includes free-time to explore the Museum.

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