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Monthly Activities Schedule

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July Activities



Guided Adobe Tour

Saturday, July 4 at 1 pm

Saturday, July 25 at 1 pm

Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families who have called this 180-year-old mission adobe their home. This event is FREE. Tours are conducted rain or shine. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

 

Archaeology Demonstration

Saturday, July 11 at 1 pm

How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands on activities to discover the stories told by the artifacts. Presented in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Archeological Society. Event is free. Rain Cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet St. in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

 

Junior Rangers

Thursday, July 2 from 11 am to 12:15 pm

Thursday, July 9 from 11 am to 12:15 pm

Thursday, July 16 from 11 am to 12:15 pm

Thursday, July 23 from 11 am to 12:15 pm

Thursday, July 30 from 11 am to 12:15 pm

Join us for activities, games, stories, and more. Junior Rangers is a statewide program for kids ages 7 to 12. Sorry parents, this is for kids only! Meet at the Visitors Center. Space is limited. Register by calling (831) 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz

 

Gardens of Time

Friday, July 17 from 1 pm to 2 pm

Stroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people who lived here in the past by exploring the plants they used and cultivated. Tour our native plant gardens, demonstration vegetable beds and Victorian “Nearyland”. Take home history in a seed. The event is free.  Rain Cancels.

 

Drop in Family Crafts

Saturday, July 18 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Create a bouquet of poppies to celebrate spring in California. This event is free.  Rain or Shine. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

 

Old Fashioned Campfire for the Whole Family at the Mission

Friday, July 24 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm

Bring your picnic dinner and lawn chairs.  Make a fresh tortilla on the comal as we enjoy live music. Then we’ll gather around the campfire for songs, skits, and stories. What a great way to relax into summer with the best views of Santa Cruz! The event is free.  The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

 

Events made possible by California State Park Docents, California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks