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The Johnson family has been lovingly tending their 92 acre farm for more than 45 years. Desiring to connect children with farming life, the Johnsons offer hands-on, guided tours geared to the age level of the children. Pick your Christmas tree here, too! Located among the redwoods in Boulder Creek.
Live Earth Farm is a small family organic farm growing a large diversity of fruits and vegetables in beautiful Green Valley. The farm offers community days, educational programs, workshops, and more. Located in Watsonville.
The Makers Factory offers the opportunity to design, prototype, and manufacture items from 3D objects to complex mechanical/electronic products. Kids’ camps and classes available. Located in Santa Cruz.
Living history! Tour the big trees on a steam engine, with lots of science and history added by the docent. Located in Felton, bordering Henry Cowell State Park.
Museum tours about the history of the Santa Cruz area, including the native peoples, the geology, and the wildlife and habitats of the Santa Cruz region. Located in Santa Cruz.
Visit a working marine laboratory. The Seymour Center includes exhibit halls, an aquarium, touch tanks, tours to the marine mammal research, and a beautiful trails overlooking the ocean. Learning programs available, too! Located in Santa Cruz.