Events and Activities
All events and activities are free. Day-use parking is $10, and supoorts the park.
For more information please call the park at (831) 423-4609.
Events are made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, California State Park Docents, and California State Parks.
2016 Annual Events
mid-October through January; Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm
Meet at the visitor center for a guided tour of the monarch grove. Monarch migration is variable, to find out the current population, or to arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more, call (831) 423-4609.
Saturday, February 13 from 11am to 4pm
Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive as you migrate to the park for a full day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel. The park will host migratory animal talks, active kids' games, crafts, skits and live music.
Welcome Back Monarchs Day
Sunday, October 9 from 11 am to 4 pm
Join us for this joyful, monarch-filled day and welcome the monarchs back to this park, their over-wintering habitat. Participate in numerous activities including arts & crafts, active games for kids, music by the 5M’s (the mostly mediocre musical monarch mariposas), hand-cranked ‘monarch’ ice cream (pumpkin), information and action booths as well as more about monarch butterflies and how-to’s for a butterfly garden. This event is appropriate for all ages.