Celebrate the season with us! 

Summer Kick-Off Festival

Saturday, June 22, 2019  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Tyrrell Park, adjacent to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  | 1305 E. Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz, CA 95062
FREE Admission!

Enjoy free admission to the Museum and outdoor festivities! Celebrate and learn with live animals from Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center and Sky Patrol, live music from the Banana Slug String Band, food trucks, nature crafts, science activities, and more (program below)! It promises to be a day of nature-filled family fun — both out in the sunshine and within our Museum galleries.

Program Schedule

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  Play, create, and explore with our family fair of organizations listed below! Enjoy free admission to the Museum. Explore Museum collections, make sun prints, and talk rocks with our “Geology Gents.”

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Live music from the Banana Slug String Band

1-2 p.m.  Live owl presentation with Sky Patrol

2-2:30 p.m. | Join Nancy and Chris for sing-alongs and storytime inside the Museum

2-3 p.m.  |  This wonderful live animal program presented by Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center introduces students to the similarities and differences between mammals, birds and reptiles. Characteristics of each type of animal are examined through hands-on materials.

We are looking forward to sharing a fun day with our community and partnering organizations!

A special thanks to our sponsors!

Linda Bailey of Vanguard Realtors
Seabright Neighborhood Association
Dr. Elizabeth Quinn
Santa Cruz County Bank