Here We Grow Again: Visit the new MOD Tinker Workshop

Saturday, March 25 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Santa Cruz Museum of Discovery (MOD), Capitola Mall, 888.424.8035. Sábado 25 de Marzo – Museo Infantil de Descubrimiento de Santa Cruz (MOD) Veni a Crear! Acercate a ver una muestra GRATIS de nuestro nuevo MOD taller donde la ciencia, arte y tecnologia

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NEW class starting at MOD: SPLASH

SPLASH! Understanding Water – Developed and presented by Early Childhood Education expert, Emily Dansker. When children explore and experiment with water it allows them the opportunity to make many important discoveries and develop an understanding about the natural world.  Investigations will vary from child to child and are always driven

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Coming to MOD: Infant & Toddler Open Learning

Light and Shadows Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. This activity time will be focused on explorations of the properties of light and how elements in the environment can

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Become a MOD Micronaut on Sunday, January 29, 2017

What is really in that pond water?  Where can you find crystals? What do tiny computer circuits look like? Learn the answers to these questions and more when you become a Micronaut. Find out how going tiny can lead to big discoveries. Experience how microscopes and the people who use

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tad Davies

MOD is moving into the mobile era! As we fully launch our mobile museum (We’re booked for five events already this spring!), exhibit development and construction has begun in earnest. Enter the talented Tad Davies: “It is my hope,” he said, when asked about why he got involved in MOD,

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UC Berkeley Team Brainstorms Fungi Exhibit

Last week, after three months of hard work, a group of Berkeley students presented their ideas for a fungi exhibit in the museum. The four students –  Alex Greenspan, Sydney Mayes, Julia Solano and Elizabeth Lin – are part of a UC Berkeley undergraduate group called Berkeley Innovation. At the

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County Fair Fun!

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth at the county fair! We played with over 1,000 kids and signed up more than 150 new supporters. The event was a huge success, thanks to the 15 volunteers who put in over 80 volunteer hours! This included two large morning events

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MOD buys Imagination Playground!

Are you ready to play? MOD has just purchased Imagination Playground, a mobile, block-based system that transforms children’s minds, bodies and spirits through active, creative play! We will be bringing this to local festivals and events so we can spread the word about MOD and serve our audience (kids and

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News from the Ground: Pop-up Museum and a Feasibility Study

So what’s going on with MOD? This is the first of many biweekly posts by me, MOD’s intrepid intern, about what’s going with your favorite emerging museum. Our goal is to reach out and let people know how we’re moving forward. So here’s the news! In case you missed it: We received our

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MOD welcomes science educator Miguel F. Aznar to its exhibit design team

Miguel teaches science and technology, focusing on the nanoscale. He created and taught a nanotechnology course for the COSMOS mathematics and science summer school at UC Santa Cruz for 7 years. Critical thinking about technology – evaluating whether our tools serve us – is particularly interesting to him and led him to cofound

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