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Things to do in Santa Cruz with Kids in the rain!

What to do in Santa Cruz with Kids?

The weatherman says showers all month, and you find yourself searching: things to do in Santa Cruz with kids in the rain? The Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (MOD) is your haven for indoor fun and exploration in Santa Cruz this February. While raindrops pitter-patter on the roof, your little ones can dive into a world of interactive exhibits, exciting events, and endless learning adventures.

  • Snow Day (Feb 19th): Beat the rainy blues with a frosty extravaganza! We're partnering with Santa Cruz Kona Shaved Ice for a "Snow Day" unlike any other. Build snowmen (made of shaved ice!), create wintery crafts, and enjoy the frosty fun – indoors! Don't forget to grab a delicious Kona shaved ice treat to complete the experience.

  • Stop Out Toxic Stress (Feb 19th): Join California First 5 for a special event focused on helping families manage stress and build resilience. Learn practical tips and strategies to create a calm and nurturing environment for your little ones, even amidst challenging times.

  • Balance4kids Yoga Class (Feb 28th)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Books with Balance: Frog Yoga 

The goal of Books with BALANCE is to engage young children through stories, songs, and yoga poses. Our fun and interactive approach enables us to share yoga and mindfulness with children and families. This yoga story event is suitable for families with children ages 2.5 to 5.


3:30 PM-4:30 PM Yoga Fun For Kids!

  During this fun-filled hour, we will practice matching breath to movement and mindfulness while incorporating music, games, and lots of fun poses! We welcome new yogis as well as experienced ones.

Recommended for ages 5-8+


  • A Valentines Treat for Members (February 14th)

Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from? Experience chocolate like never before, unwrap the science, savor its art, and indulge your senses...from raw cacao fruit to scrumptious chocolate bar. To add a little extra magic to the experience, we will conclude the evening with a screening of the new movie Wonka!

  • Valentine Crafts with Linda (February 14th) Looking for something fun to do with kids this Valentine's Day in Santa Cruz? Join us for an afternoon of crafting! Make beautiful pop-up cards to share with your friends and family.

  • Chinese New Year Crafts with Linda (Feb23rd 1-3) Join Linda for an afternoon of crafting in celebration of Chinese New Year! Create beautiful paper lanterns and dragon puppets!

Beyond the Events:

  • Unleash Creativity: Spark your child's artistic side with our daily art activities and open-ended play areas. Let their imaginations soar as they express themselves through paint, collage, music, and movement.

  • Relax and Connect: While your little ones are busy exploring, parents can unwind as you watch the kids have a blast.

Join the MOD family this February and enjoy unlimited access to all our exhibits, events, and special programs throughout the year. Memberships offer incredible value and convenience, making MOD your go-to destination for year-round indoor fun and learning.

So, don't let the rain dampen your spirits! Head to MOD this February and create lasting memories with your little ones. With engaging exhibits, special events, and a welcoming atmosphere, MOD is the perfect antidote to a rainy day.

Visit our website ( or call us at (831) 316-5200 for more information.

P.S. Don't forget to check out our upcoming events calendar for more exciting programs throughout the year!

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