Plan Your Visit
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 5pm
(Closed Monday and Tuesday)
Call for holiday hours or more information: (831) 421-9993
The Sanctuary Exploration Center is located directly across the street from the Santa Cruz Wharf at 35 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz CA.
From Highway 17 (south toward Santa Cruz)
There are many parking garages in the area (Learn more)
Limited metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.
The trolley is the best way to get back and forth between the exploration center and downtown to avoid traffic and parking hassles. Learn more
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