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Teacher Open House
Learn all about our school programs
09/28/2018 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: Boulder Creek Library, 13390 W Park Ave, Boulder Creek Map

(0 A September 2018) SLVMuseum_TeacherOpen.jpgJoin us at the Museum to learn all about our school programs in 2018 and 2019.

 

Come learn about the new trunks we have available for off-site programs and meet with the instructors for our on-site programs.

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Living History Days
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San Juan Bautista State Park
Bring the family and enjoy our 1st Saturday Living History Days
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: The cost for entrance to the museum, stables and buildings is only $3 each for anyone over 16 .

Living History Days, 1st Saturdays

Step back to the early days of San Juan and meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. (Even One-Eyed Charley has been spotted a few times.) Watch games, crafts and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables as well as Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.

There is much to do and see for FREE.
The cost for entrance to the museum, stables and buildings is only $3 each for anyone over 16 years of age. (So kids are FREE.)

 

The park includes several structures built in the 1800s. The four main historic museums are the Plaza Hotel, the Zanetta House/Plaza Hall, the Plaza Stables, and the newly reopened Castro-Breen Adobe. Many of the interiors are arranged as furnished vignettes or with colorful and informative exhibits that help create a unique learning environment for people of all ages. The park also features a blacksmith shop, theh istoric jail, and an early American settler’s cabin.

 

Tours
The park is open Tuesday through Sunday for self guided visits and also offers guided walking tours by advanced reservation. The park is closed on Mondays. Call 831-623-2753 for information.


Location: Second St, San Juan Bautista Map
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Tanbark Loop Interpretive Hikes
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State Park Big Basin
Date: Every Fri (Aug 10-Aug 24) at 10:00am


Tanbark Loop Interpretive Hikes-Friday, August 10 and Friday, August 24 from 2-5 pm
Hike a beautiful trail around the basin and learn about the wide variety of flora and fauna here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is a moderate hike (1.5 miles) and you should bring water to drink.

 


Location: Hwy 236, Boulder Creek Map
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Nature Walks
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City of Watsonville
Bring the peace and beauty of nature into your life!
Date: Every Su at 1:30pm


Guided exploration walk in the wetlands. Meet at the Nature Center. Binoculars provided. Great for all ages! Weather permitting. FREE


or Learn While You Walk

Thirteen interpretive trail signs have been installed along the Wetlands of Watsonville. These trail signs teach about the natural and cultural history of our wetlands and address local conservation issues. Several more will be developed to convey litter, pet waste and environmentally friendly car wash practices.

 


Location: Wetlands of Watsonville, 30 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831.768.1622 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Astronomy Night
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State Park Big Basin
Good sky viewing for families with tweens and teens
Date: Every Wed, Fri and Sa (Aug 11-Aug 31) from 9:00pm to 10:30pm
Ages: 7+
Special Instructions: August 11, 12, 17, and 31

Astronomy Night 9pm. 1 hour 30 minute program for all ages.

Astronomy Nights—August 11, 12, 17, and 31 from 9-10:30 pm

Bring the family out at night to see the breathtaking view of the stars from Little Basin. We will bring the telescope out and talk about the planets and seasonal constellations that we can see. Little Basin Cabins And Campground.

 

Located off Highway 236. Turn left on Little Basin Rd. go 1.6 miles to the campground. All programs are provided by WOLF School. 338-8018


Location: 9 miles outside Boulder Creek on Highway 236, Boulder Creek Map
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