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

We are 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!

 

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            is open!

Monday, Wednesday - Saturday

10 am -  5 pm

Sunday for Private Parties (Book Yours)

  • 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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  • Teddy Bear Clinic
    Teddy Bear Clinic
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 02
    Capitola
    Dec 02, 2023, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Dec 02, 2023, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Bring your favorite stuffed animal to MOD's special Teddy Bear Clinic.
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  • Cookie Decorating Workshop
    Cookie Decorating Workshop
    Fri, Dec 08
    Capitola
    Dec 08, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Dec 08, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Join us in getting festive for the holiday season with a fun evening of Cookie Decorating. Welcome Hanukkah or jump-start your Christmas with a kid-friendly, frosting-filled event.
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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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We're located at 1855 41st Ave C-10, Capitola, CA 95010 in the Capitola Mall near the food court. Get directions.
Looking for a fun, educational and unique field trip for your class or group? MOD offers Field Trips!

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

"Fantastic place for toddlers 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!"
-- Carmina B. (Seattle, WA)
"The blue blocks are the most relaxing part of my day."
-- Mike F. (Santa Cruz, CA)
 "Although my grandkids 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."
-- Jan P. (San Jose, CA)

... WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU TOO!

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

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Contact Us

1855 41st Ave, suite C-10
Capitola, Santa Cruz County 95010
USA

(831) 316-5200

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