What an 87 Foot Skeleton, Shark Petting & a Musical Sea Lion Have in Common

Seymour Center

I touched a shark today.

Sure, the shark wasn’t a great white and it was only a couple feet long, but that’s still pretty cool, right?

My wife and I both had the day off work today so we took our 14 month old daughter to the Seymour Center, out at the end of Deleware Avenue, just past Natural Bridges.

My daughter didn’t pet the shark.  Her little baby arms weren’t long enough.  Luckily there were other interactive activities for her to enjoy.

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The Santa Cruz Mission: Open the Door to History

Mission Santa CruzMost of us who either grew up or are raising kids in California have some memory of doing a California Mission project in elementary school. We remember driving with our families to the closest Mission, snapping pictures and wandering around the chapels, building replicas, and, of course, the glue. So much glue.

When I realized that Santa Cruz had its own piece of state history in the form of the Mission Santa Cruz, I knew I had to check it out, and it didn’t disappoint.

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Create Your Summer at the Art Factory

Art Factory, Aptos
Calling all young artists!

Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy their summer painting, sculpting, collaging, and making new friends at The Art Factory in Aptos.

Home to some of the best art classes in the county, The Art Factory offers a variety of summer day camps Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Each week features a unique theme, with separate classes for preschool and elementary age kids.  This year’s themes include birds, sea creatures, sewing, painting and printmaking, crafts, and more. Kids learn new skills in a safe, non-competitive environment.

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