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MOD is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization dedicated to cultivating curiosity in young minds by providing family friendly learning adventures

Every year, we provide play-based science, engineering, and arts education approximately 50,000 people in our community!

Research finds the type of “guided play” experiences we offer lead to stronger learning and development outcomes than unstructured play and in many cases can lead to stronger academic gains than formal curriculum during early childhood—a critical time to learn!

 

Every $100 you donate provides a family in-need access to our museum for a WHOLE year

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1855 41st Ave C-10, Capitola, CA 95010 Inside the Capitola Mall near the food court

Monday, Wednesday - Saturday

10 a.m. -  5 p.m.

Looking for a fun, educational and unique field trip for your class or group? MOD offers Field Trips!

  • Win a tonie box!
    Win a tonie box!
    Fri, Dec 01
    https://santacruzgives.org/nonprofit/sccmod
    Dec 01, 2023, 12:20 PM – Dec 29, 2023, 4:20 PM
    https://santacruzgives.org/nonprofit/sccmod
    Dec 01, 2023, 12:20 PM – Dec 29, 2023, 4:20 PM
    https://santacruzgives.org/nonprofit/sccmod
    Give and you shall receive (and feel warm and fuzzy!)
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  • Holiday Wreath Making
    Holiday Wreath Making
    Fri, Dec 15
    Capitola
    Dec 15, 2023, 5:00 PM – Dec 16, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Dec 15, 2023, 5:00 PM – Dec 16, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Join us for a festive evening of wreath-making with fresh greenery!
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  • Gingerbread House Building
    Gingerbread House Building
    Fri, Dec 22
    Capitola
    Dec 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – Dec 23, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Dec 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – Dec 23, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Join us for a fun, festive evening decorating gingerbread houses!
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  • Noon Years
    Noon Years
    Sun, Dec 31
    Capitola
    Dec 31, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Dec 31, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Ring in the New Year at Noon with MOD! Enjoy New Year crafts, a 'champagne' bar with all the fixings, dancing, and the big countdown at NOON complete with a MOD ball drop!
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    Carmina B.

"Fantastic place for kids to burn off energy, play and learn. Different activities will help their motor skills, stimulate their imagination and educate especially with help from an adult. What a deal compared to Bay Area admissions... Please expand to the Bay!"



 
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Jan P.

"Although my grankids live about 15 minutes from the San Jose Discovery Museum, and we go there often, there is something really special about MOD that makes the drive worthwhile. Thank you for all your work that goes into making this such an appropriate, magical, friendly place for families."

 
We go here frequently and have for years. Staff members are always so wonderful and friendly. There are many fun areas for children, including a baby area (where my now 4 year old started!). A local gem- do support them, because they do it for you!

Thank you, Santa Cruz, for voting us
#1 Best Museum in Santa Cruz County 2022!!

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