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Santa Cruz County Art & Culture Facilities


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  1. Aptos History Museum

    Exploring the history (going back 9,000 years!) of Aptos through photos and artifacts and education.

  2. Bigfoot Discovery Museum

    That's right, a museum dedicated to Sasquatch.

  3. Cabrillo College VAPA

    The Visual Applied Performing Arts complex consists of three venues: The Crocker and Black Box Theaters and Samper Recital Hall.

  4. Capitola Historical Museum

    Photos and artifacts depicting the history of Capitola.

  5. Center Stage

    Located in downtown Santa Cruz, the Jewel Theatre Company Center Stage is home to great local theater.

  6. Colligan Theater

    Located in the Tannery Art Center and managed by the Jewel Theatre Company, this venue comfortably seats 182.

  7. Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

    Exploring contemporary practices of art in a museum setting with regular exhibitions and a participatory education program.

  8. Mission Plaza

    Small park, grass, benches, no restrooms. Site of Japanese Cultural Fair and other special events. Historic Mission site.

  9. Mission Santa Cruz

    Founded in 1791, Mission Santa Cruz was among the 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma.

  10. Park Hall

    A venerable community center and performing arts venue in Ben Lomond.

  11. Radius Gallery

    Located at the Tannery Arts Center, this venue showcases the works of local, regional and international artists.

  12. San Lorenzo Valley Museum

    Preserving and sharing the history of the San Lorenzo Valley.

  13. Santa Cruz Art League

    Gallery featuring works by local and national artists. Offers classes and weekend workshops.

  14. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

    A large event venue operated by the City of Santa Cruz.

  15. Santa Cruz Library Aptos Branch

    Branch closed for construction. A 24/7 offsite book drop is located at 140 Rancho Del Mar.

  16. Santa Cruz Library Boulder Creek Branch

    Temporarily closed closed for construction. Book drop is open 24/7.

  17. Santa Cruz Library Branciforte Branch

    Temporarily closed for construction. Book drop is open 24/7.

  18. Santa Cruz Library Capitola Branch

    Literacy in all its forms, with programs for everyone who loves to learn.

  19. Santa Cruz Library Felton Branch

    Literacy in all its forms, with programs for everyone who loves to learn.

  20. Santa Cruz Library Garfield Park Branch

    Temporarily closed for construction. Book drop is open 24/7.

  21. Santa Cruz Library La Selva Beach Branch

    Library.

  22. Santa Cruz Library Live Oak Branch

    Literacy in all its forms, with programs for everyone who loves to learn.

  23. Santa Cruz Library Main Branch

    Literacy in all its forms, with programs for everyone who loves to learn.

  24. Santa Cruz Library Scotts Valley Branch

    Branch is closed for construction. Book drop in the SV Community Center parking lot is open 24/7.

  25. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

    This brightly colored building across from the Ben Lomond Market offers classes and features a gallery and gift shop.

  26. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

    Local history, art, exhibitions, events, and classes.

  27. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

    Highlighting the diversity of the region's plant, animal and human communities.

  28. Santa Cruz Shakespeare

    A magical outdoor stage and seating, the better to enjoy the Bard during the summer productions.

  29. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

    Tiny museum tucked into the lighthouse, honoring over 100 years of surfing in Santa Cruz with pictures and artifacts.