Events and Public Programs

Upcoming Events

Salamander Search

SCLTS_ProspectPond (22)May 21, 10 AM – 12:00 PM 
Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Pre-registration required. 

Celebrate Endangered Species Day and get a rare glimpse of our very own Santa Cruz Long-Toed and California Tiger Salamanders. Come and get a rare glimpse of the young salamanders! This is a family friendly event and teens may be able to participate in activities with the biologist. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.


Seabright Beach Cleanup

May 31, 9 AM – 11:00 AM 
Seabright Beach – across from the Museum

FREE! No registration required.

Join the Museum and Save Our Shores for the Memorial Day Holiday Relief Cleanup. After the busy weekend, our beach needs some TLC. Come and help to restore our shore!


First Friday: Live Artist Demonstrations

May 6 & June 3, 5 – 8 pm

FREE Event and Museum Admission

Watch local artists featured in The Art of Nature Exhibit demonstrate their skills, while enjoying light refreshments and viewing the exhibit. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


Science Driving Policy: Improving Water Quality of the San Lorenzo River

June 16, 7 – 8:30 pm

Pre-registration highly recommended.

Join scientists from the Coastal Watershed Council to hear about their efforts to monitor water quality in the San Lorenzo, and learn about water quality threats facing your San Lorenzo River and what we can all do it improve the River’s health. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


Tide pool Expedition – FREE

June 25, 8 – 10 AM 
Bean Hollow State Beach

Pre-registration required.

Join Museum staff and marine biologists at Bean Hollow State Beach as they explore the intertidal in search of fascinating animals, and specimen to collect for the new Naturalist Exhibit. This is FREE, family-friendly event. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE