Member Events

Member events provide our supporters with behind-the-scenes opportunities to connect with the Museum. Join our family of Members to receive invitations to Member events and other benefits. Contact Ami Davis, Development Manager, at (831) 420-6115 x14 for assistance.


December 1-3| Winter Open House and Holiday Sale

Enjoy nature’s gifts and explore the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History during our Winter Open House. Celebrate the season with crafts and activities, and take advantage of our store-wide sale to find something special for the nature-lovers in your life. Plus complimentary hot cider and cookies!

10% Off for the public
15% Off for Museum Members
NEW FOR 2017! 20% Off for Humphrey Pilkington Club level Members and above

Join or renew your membership today!


From the Vaults: Laura’s Legacy
January 27 | Continental Breakfast 9:30 a.m. | Presentation starts at 10 a.m. | Seabright Beach Cleanup at 11 a.m.

Pre-registration required. Limited to 20 participants. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
For active Pat & Kirk Smith Club and above Members, Business Partners, and Lifetime Members

Join Executive Director Heather McCoy and Collections Specialist Kathleen Aston for a rare look at specimens and artifacts from the collection of our original benefactor, Laura Hecox, who gifted her collection for the city’s first public museum in 1905. We will begin the morning with pastries and coffee near our exhibit featuring Laura, Santa Cruz Naturalist. We’ll then head down to the Museum basement to learn about Laura’s collection and her legacy at the Museum. At 11:00, we’ll go across the street to Seabright Beach for a cleanup in honor of Laura’s passion for stewardship of the natural world.

This event is a free benefit for Pat & Kirk Smith Club and above Members, Business Partners, and Lifetime Members. Join, renew, or upgrade your membership today to attend this and other Member Events.