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The Sanctuary Exploration Center And Offices Are Now Closed To The Public.

This is a precautionary measure to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following local and departmental guidance, and will continue to monitor the situation. We thank you for your understanding. (6/9/2021)
 

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Take The Trolley!


Ride round-trip, from downtown to the exploration center

Avoid traffic congestion and parking hassles! The trolley is the best way to get back and forth between the downtown and the beach.

Larger image of trollery route

Runs: Weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Hours: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Stops:

  • Downtown at the Del Mar Theater (1124 Pacific Avenue).
  • At the beach (wharf entrance) at the Exploration Center.

Route: Round trip every 30 minutes.

Cost: 25 cents per ride—exact change required.

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Directions

The Sanctuary Exploration Center is located directly across the street from the beach and Santa Cruz Wharf at 35 Pacific Street, Santa Cruz CA.

   

Parking

There are many parking lots in the area.

Limited metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.

   

Santa Cruz Area

Learn more about the Santa Cruz area.