Welcome to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

NOTICE: The Museum is currently closed until further notice in accordance with
California State guidelines and local ordinances.

During this closure, we invite you to engage with us through a new collection of resources for science and nature exploration called The Museum at Your Side. Dig deeper here!

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has connected people to the wonders of nature for over 100 years. Located above Seabright Beach, the Museum highlights the region’s diverse plant, animal, and human communities from the shoreline of Monterey Bay to the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We strive to fulfill our mission of connecting people with nature and science to inspire stewardship of the natural world through an array of educational programs and exhibits focused on the natural and cultural history of our region.

Contact: (831) 420-6115 or info@santacruzmuseum.org
 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Hours of operation: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Closed Monday
Holiday closures: November 26, 27 | December 24, 25, 31 | January 1