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 9733 HWY 9 , Ben Lomond, CA, US, 95005

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Arts & Museums

»San Lorenzo Valley Museum

Established in 1999, the San Lorenzo Valley Museum takes visitors through the rich history of the region. The museum occupies a beautiful early 20th-century church building, which was formerly the Grace Episcopal Church. The exhibits touch upon a wide variety of topics from industrial development to the cultural impact of the migrant population. The museum's rich collection is varied, and has everything from artifacts to original photographs. There are educational programs for school children as well. Check website for more.

12547 State Route 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

»Bigfoot Discovery Museum

Bigfoot Discovery Museum is the product of efforts by Mike Rugg, an anthropologist and curator of this museum. The museum hosts a library of books that are all dedicated to information relating to Bigfoot. Visitors can have a look at several footprint castings and listen to recordings of frightening Bigfoot howls. The museum is often visited by individuals who have had a Bigfoot encounter or have first hand experience with this ape-like animal. To know more about this frightening creature, visit this museum and listen to the fascinating reports of Mike Rugg.

5497 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018

»Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art

Established in 2004, the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art led a nomadic existence as it moved many locations. It is now permanently placed at the Tannery Arts Center and features a big exhibition space. The aim of this institute and gallery is to promote awareness of this art form through displays, educational programs, community events and performances.

1050 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

»Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

The vibrant, beach-side community of Santa Cruz is home to a wealth of cultural opportunities and businesses and the Museum of Art & History is a great example of this. The museum holds exhibits from both local and international artists with interactive displays, tours, and workshops. The museum also offers a host of classes and educational programs for children and adults and there is an archive library on-site that houses an incredible amount of historical books, maps and art from South County and Santa Cruz. Be sure to check out the Museum of Art & History website for a calendar of events, exhibits, classes and news. There is also a gift shop on the premises and the venue is available for private rental.

705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

»R. Blitzer Gallery

If you appreciate art and like to explore art galleries, a visit to the R. Blitzer Gallery is a must. This modern space that was formerly a warehouse is now a vibrant art space that invites artists from all over to display their collection. The focus here is mainly on local artists and apart from exhibitions, the gallery also hosts poetry readings and similar other events. Check website for more details.

2801 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

»Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

One of the most prominent highlights of the Santa Cruz region is its monumental Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. This museum was established in the year of 1986 and ably documents the entire history of surfing. It boasts of more than 70,000 visitors annually. It is well known for its historical account of the surfing and its evolution in Santa Cruz. It also swanks of surfing collections that date back to the earliest periods of surfing in the United States. 

701 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

»Art Museum of Los Gatos

A part of The Museums of Los Gatos, the Art Museum of Los Gatos was established in 1965. This small museum features between six to eight yearly exhibitions which includes regional, national and international artisans. Though there is no permanent collection, these temporary exhibits make an interesting stop to visit.

4 Tait Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030

»Campbell Historical Museum

This slice of California history is located in an old firehouse that dates from the 1920s. Get an impressive glimpse of the 1920s life in Campbell through videos about the history of the area as well as hands-on displays about domestic life, recreation, work, community and culture of the time. Manifold photographs and artifacts narrate the story of the Roaring Twenties as they took place in Campbell. A gift store selling postcards and memorabilia is located around the corner. All proceeds go to the museum.

51 North Central Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

»Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum

Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum is located outside the Almaden Quicksilver County Park in New Almaden, which was the site of famous mercury mines in the country. It is housed in Casa Grande, a white building that historically had 27 rooms and served as a hub for mining managers, their families and workers. It used to have a vault to store liquid mercury (quicksilver), a kitchen, servant quarters and food storage facilities. Today, guests can view the living rooms, parlors and libraries replete with antique furniture that afford a glimpse into the lives of mine owners and managers. This museum also provides free guided tours and takes visitors through the history of this mining region, as well as the unique technologies used to extract liquid mercury from cinnabar ore. It also consists of a three-dimensional replica resembling a mine shaft.

21350 Almaden Road
San Jose, CA 95120

»Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium

Tombs, mummies and all sorts of ancient Egyptian artifacts await you at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, one of the tourist favorites of San Jose. This place is located in the beautiful Rosicrucian Park, with palm trees and Egyptian-style buildings everywhere. The museum itself contains an extensive array of artifacts, jewelry and displays of Egyptian antiquity. The tour in the cavernous tomb below the museum is especially replete with information and entertainment. Through the interactive displays, you will get an in-depth look at the nature of life in ancient Egypt.

1660 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95191

»Children's Discovery Museum

Children's Discovery Museum has two floors worth of exhibits and activities, including a history of bubbles, face painting and all sorts of things to keep children busy and thinking. The museum is a giant structure straddling the Guadalupe River Park, so picnics are common for visitors. It is located right on the light rail station, which makes public transportation a snap. The museum offers facilities for birthday parties and special events for all sizes of groups, from small gatherings of 10 to large groups of 1000.

180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110

»De Saisset Museum

De Saisset Museum is named after Isabel de Saisse, who generously donated her estate to the University of Santa Clara. This museum, located on El Camino Real, displays over 10,000 artifacts and artworks, including several paintings by renowned artists. It also hosts temporary exhibitions and other events on a regular basis along with its iconic permanent collection. For updates and other details, call ahead. Open from Tuesdays through Sundays, De Saisset Museum makes for an interesting visit.

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
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