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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County

April 5, 2018
Just the Weekend Events!

Day Trips to Nearby Museums

Planetarium Shows at Hartnell College
Fun Events!
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  Just the Weekend Events!

(0 April 2018) WatsonvilleTaikoWindsofChange.jpgJust weekend events today... and also day trip museums. (Did you go to some of the local museums this week?)

Please recommend our newsletter to new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always the many fun events!

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Enjoy the spring weekend with the family, even with the rains! Be safe,  Parmalee

Photo: Watsonville Taiko, Primordial Winds, April 7 & 8

 

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  Day Trips to Nearby Museums

(0 April 2018) M_WingsofHistory.jpgThe Wings of History Museum is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of antique aircraft as well as other aviation artifacts. The volunteers work to educate and stimulate interest in historic aircraft among the people of the area and to develop a fraternal spirit among the region's antique aircraft enthusiasts. Restoration shop, Prop shop, Library, and Display maintenance ---Visitors are welcome too. 

(0 April 2018) M_CAAcademyofScineces1.jpgThe California Academy of Sciences offers A spectacular four-story rainforest, an aquarium, a planetarium, and a natural history museum all under one living roof!  

For lovers of art of course there is the de Young Museum with substantive collections from the North and South Americas, African, Oceanic, New Guinea and European art. There is truly something for everyone. Definitely bring teens, tweens, kids and toddlers here. There is truly something for everyone.

(0 April 2018) M_deYoung_American.jpgDon't miss the Legion of Honor, an art museum with a collection that spans four millennia of history. This French neoclassical building, representing a great legacy of philanthropy and civic pride, stands sentinel over the city, the Golden Gate, and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The collections  offer unique insight into the art historical, political, and social movements of the previous 4,000 years of human history. Holdings include European paintings; European decorative arts and sculpture; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and one of the nation's largest repositories of works of art on paper.

Monterey Bay Aquarium has nearly 200 galleries and exhibits devoted to the diverse habitats of Monterey Bay. the four largest are the Outer Bay (1million gallons); the Kelp Forest (335,000 gallons); Monterey Bay (326,000 gallons); and the Sea Otters Along the Bay Coast (55,000 gallons). It houses one of the world's largest jellyfish galleries.

(0 April 2018) M_TravelsWthCharley_Steinbeck.jpgThe Steinbeck Center is located in John Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, in the heart of Steinbeck Country. In the exhibition hall, literature jumps off the printed page and into your imagination. Discover Steinbeck's world through interactive, multisensory exhibits for all ages, rare artifacts, and seven themed theaters showcasing East of Eden, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath and much more. Explore the stories of the Salinas Valley "from field to fork" in the Agriculture Museum. Salinas has long been known as "the Salad Bowl of the World" and this hands on permanent exhibit celebrates the history, people and technology of the agricultural industry.  

The Museum of American Heritage, MOAH, combines elements of history, technology and design to illustrate the evolution of technology, how and why it has influenced society from inception to the current time, and a glimpse of future expectations. Permanent Exhibits are: Kitchen of the 1920s - 30s, Early 20th Century General Store, Print shop of the 1920s - 30s and Radio Repair shop of the 1940s. MOAH's collection of 5, 000+ artifacts are displayed in our permanent and rotating exhibits which emphasize invention and technology from 1750-1950.

The San Francisco Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has several notable new babies, Hasani the gorilla and Camilla the little girl giraffe.  

The Exploratorium offers hand-on science discovery exhibits that keep children occupied for hours. Just as much fun for teens and adults!  

The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds.  

(0 April 2018) M_Rosicrucian-Egyptian-Museum-54607.jpgIf you are still fascinated with Egyptian history, go to Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States -- including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.   

 If you have one of those children who run to the window every time there's a fire engine, the San Francisco Fire Department Museum offers displays of engines from 1810 through 1992.  

(0 April 2018) M_Wnchester.jpgIn 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death thirty-eight years later. The Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is filled with so many unexplained oddities, that it has come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House. Sarah Winchester built a home that is an architectural marvel. Unlike most homes of its era, this 160-room Victorian mansion had modern heating and sewer systems, gas lights that operated by pressing a button, three working elevators, and 47 fireplaces. From rambling roofs and exquisite hand inlaid parquet floors to the gold and silver chandeliers and Tiffany art glass windows, you will be impressed by the staggering amount of creativity, energy, and expense poured into each and every detail.  

Visit Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM's 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world in which they live.  

My Museum in Monterey is an 8,500 square foot museum packed with a variety of hands on exhibits, making each visit unique and exciting. It compliments any visit to the Monterey area or makes a good day into a great day for those who are fortunate to visit us on a regular basis. Near Dennis the Menace Park which kids never want to leave.

(0 April 2018) M_CarmelMission2.jpgMission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo is noted for its natural and spiritual beauty. Through its five museums, the Carmel Mission addresses the history of one of California's most important heritage sites. We trust the time you spend with us, will increase your understand and recognition of this heritage. The Basilica Church, a registered National Historic Landmark, is the centerpiece of the Mission. Upon entering, visitors are usually struck by its catenary ceiling, thirty foot reredos and 5 foot thick walls. The Missions fine collection of Spanish Colonial Liturgical Art and Artifacts are displayed through the church.

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View preserves and presents for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. Spend a day at the Computer History Museum. Find out why computer history is 2000 years old. Learn about computer history´s game-changers in our multimedia exhibitions. Play a game of Pong or Spacewar! Listen to computer pioneers tell their story from their own perspective. Discover the roots of today´s Internet and mobile devices. See over 1,100 historic artifacts, including some of the very first computers from the 1940s and 1950s. Visit us today!

Our Foothill College Observatory offers weekly public programs that allow the public to view the wonders of the universe. The observatory houses a 16-inch computer-controlled Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector and a hydrogen-alpha solar telescope. Programs are free of charge to visitors of all ages. The observatory is closed when it is cloudy. Friday Evening Public Viewing: 9 - 11 p.m. - Every clear Friday. The choice of targets for any evening's viewing depends on the season and what objects are currently in the sky. Saturday Solar Viewing: 10 a.m. - Noon - Every clear Saturday. See spectacular views of two different layers of the sun through white-light and hydrogen-alpha 0.6 Angstrom filters.

If you know of a museum we left out that should be in our Activities & Family Fun Resources section, tell us!

 

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Mount Madonna School Pre-K-12, Art & Play in Pre & K: Teddy Bear Day 4/13

 

Gateway School K-8, School Day Tour 4/17

 

Mount Madonna School Pre-K-12, Campus Tour 4/18

 

Santa Cruz Waldorf School Pre-8, Walk Through the Grades 4/19

 

ALL SCHOOL EVENTS

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Day Trip Museums
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Arboretum Garden Free Day
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Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz
Date: The 1st Sa of every month at 11:00am
Details: A tranquil place to see plants from around the world plus quail, bunnies...
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 831.427.2998 view all details >>
     
Day Trip Museums
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Earth Day Bioblitz
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Coastal Watershed Council
Date: 04/21/2018 from 9:00am to 10:30pm
Details: Learn about, identify and record all the living species within an ecosystem
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Origami Club with Japanese Cultural Fair
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Library Aptos
Date: The 1st Sa of every month (Apr 7-Dec 1) at 1:00pm
Details: performances
City: Aptos Phone: 831- 427-7700 ext. 7665 view all details >>
     
Citizen Science
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Library Central
Date: The 1st Th of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All
Details: A presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, clim
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 427-7717 view all details >>
     
Love Wins! 5K
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Live Like Coco
Date: 04/14/2018 at 9:00am
Details: Kids 12 and under can participate in a free 1K, and earn a free book for finishing!
City: Watsonville view all details >>
     
Day Trip Museums
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Play with Tech - Coding!
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Santa Cruz Teen Entrepreneur Challenge
Date: 04/08/2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: All
Details: Introduction to coding
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Day Trip Museums
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Dogs of Democracy
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SPCA
Date: 04/08/2018 at 7:00pm
Ages: 9-11
Details: The stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them.
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 831-465-5000 view all details >>
     
AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP
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SPIN
Date: The 2nd Tues of every month from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Details: Meet with other parents for support, networking and information
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831)722-2800 view all details >>
     
Earthquakes and our Adobe
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State Park Castro Adobe
Date: 10/14/2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Details: Our adobe's story should have ended with 1989's Loma Prieta earthquake, but the right choices at the right times kept our story
Special Instructions: Old Adobe Road, off of Larkin Valley Road
City: Watsonville Phone: 831-335-6318 view all details >>
     
Taiko Holiday Boutique
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Watsonville Taiko
Date: 11/04/2018 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Details: Like Watsonville Taiko? Then you will not want to miss this holiday boutique.
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