Welcome to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (SCMNH) 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 to connect people to nature and science to inspire stewardship of the natural world through an array of educational programs and exhibits focused on 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 am-4 pm | Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm | Closed Monday
Holiday closures: November 21, 22 | December 24, 25, 31 | January 1