Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium - 886 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940
Cost: FREE! (limit one companion per participant with special needs)
Transportation provided to the Aquarium from Santa Cruz by Monterey-Salinas Transit!
Enjoy a day at one of the largest and most respected aquariums in the world! The aquarium holds 35,000 plants and animals, representing 550 species. Learn about the amazing wildlife living in the nearby coast and ocean, such as seahorses, otters, sharks, jellyfish, and more! The aquarium also offers dozens of educational shows and activities included with your admission.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Monterey Aquarium’s “Free to Learn” program, tickets are offered for this adventure free of charge. “Free to Learn” has partnered with the Monterey Salinas Transit System to provide a complimentary bus ride to the Aquarium from the Santa Cruz Metro Center! Limited space available and tickets will go fast. Sign up ASAP to reserve!
Location: UC Santa Cruz Arboretum - 1156 High St, Santa Cruz CA 95064
Cost: $5 per person under 18
$10 per person 18 & up
$5 per companion/care provider
Enjoy this magnificent gem of Santa Cruz as we take a guided tour through UC Santa Cruz’s arboretum, a 135 acre living museum that conserves rare and endangered plants. The arboretum hosts thousands of unique plants, with origins from all over the world from our native California plants, to Africa and New Zealand! The arboretum is also the perfect place to be on the lookout for unique birds and insects. We’ll be led through these amazing gardens by an experienced arboretum docent. You won’t want to miss this special experience!
Archery builds motor skills, persistence, strength, and focus. It's great fun and provides instant positive feedback! Space is limited for this free activity so sign up quickly! All skill levels are invited to attend.
*Participants must be 10 years or older.*
Join us for a fun-filled early evening at the lanes! Bowling is the perfect indoor activity to make new friends while having a ball. Santa Cruz, Boardwalk Bowl, located by the historic wharf, has adaptive ramps available to make this sport accessible to everyone. Share some laughs and cheer on new friends! Great for all ages.
Young Artists' Studio is an inclusive after-school art program for people with and without special needs. Students work with many creative mediums including prinmaking, painting, ceramics, and photography. All ages welcome to attend! Check out what the artist studio is working on at www.sharedadventuresartists.com