Limited metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.
Take the trolley from downtown; it's a great way to avoid traffic congestion & parking hassles. Parking lots that are closest to the trolley stop are listed below.
The City of Santa Cruz has 22 downtown parking lots. Sixteen are free, with time limits. The other six are pay parking. The map shows their locations.
Download a city parking brochure (999KB PDF)
Parking lots closest to the Exploration Center: