Our Animal Neighbors Program

Students explore artifacts and specimens in the Museum galleries and participate in outdoor activities to learn about animal adaptations, interactions, and relationships with local habitats. This new program is interactive, inquiry-driven, and supports NGSS to enrich your science curriculum. CLICK HERE to view a more detailed outline of the program, standards, and classroom resources.

Grades: K-2
Days offered: Thursdays
Start time: 9:00am or 11:00am
Program duration: 1 hour
Cost: $40 per class (up to 30 students per class)
Chaperones Required: 4-6
Supplemental Activities: Educational Kit ($15*/week)
Months offered: October-May

CLICK HERE to complete the Museum Program Request form.

Thanks to a generous donation by the Helen and Will Webster Foundationthe Our Animal Neighbors Education Program is under construction this year in partnership with the Norris Center for Natural History at UC Santa Cruz. Please contact education@santacruzmuseum.org for more information. 

If you have booked your trip, please fill out the pre-trip survey about your class’ needs and where they are in the learning cycle so that we can best prepare and support your needs. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY