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First Friday: Lost Childhoods Exhibition Opening





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Experience a First Friday that’s even more amazing than usual.

Explore Lost Childhoods, an all-new exhibition about foster youth made with foster youth. Take a spin on a remote-controlled skateboard in a closed down Cooper Street. Enjoy a taste of Abbott Square.

Interested in going behind-the-scenes and volunteering for this event? Click here.

Three floors of free exhibitions

Explore the new exhibition Lost Childhoods, an exhibition about Santa Cruz County foster youth made with foster youth (with a talk from Jamie Lee Evans, Director of the Foster Youth Museum from 5:30-6pm.) Enjoy the permanent History Gallery and Sculpture Garden. See the full list of current exhibitions here.

Remote-controlled, sit-down skateboard party on Cooper Street.

Take a spin on a Rideable, electronically-powered sculpture skateboards that are great to play on and with.

Hands-on art activities for everyone and live music outdoors

Make your own scratch board in the museum. Participate in an all-ages, all-experience levels Community Drumming Session with Jim Greiner. Doodle on a red ball that will be part of the epic Abbott Square ball drop. Dance to live music from the jazzy StellaMarie and the Telegraph Wires.


Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente and Nordic Naturals for sponsoring this community event.