Facility Rental

Event at the museumEnjoy our unique venue for your next meeting or event with friends, family, or colleagues. Please submit the Facility Rental Request Form to begin the process of bringing your event to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.

For more information contact Public Programs Manager Marisa Gomez at marisa@santacruzmuseum.org or (831) 420-6115 × 15.

Availability: Meeting and event rentals are primarily available outside of our general operating hours. Include special requests in the Facility Rental Form. 
Dates available: Year round, excluding major holidays
Duration: Rentals must be a minimum of 2 hours.  Set-up/clean-up time is included as part of the rental period.

The Museum galleries can accommodate up to 150 guests for general use.  Capacity is reduced based on type of event.

The following layouts are available:

  • Lecture: 45 people
  • Dining: 30

We welcome a large variety of events from meetings and lectures, to social gatherings.  

Prices vary based on size of group and type of event.  Discounted rates are available for community and non-profit groups.

Equipment: The Museum has the following available at no additional cost:


  • Screen and LED Projector
  • Mounted speakers, amplifier, and microphones (two)
  • Chairs: 60
  • Tables: 6′ and 4′ rectangular 
To schedule: To submit a facility rental request, please fill out the Facility Rental Request Form. Questions may be directed to Public Programs Manager Marisa Gomez at marisa@santacruzmuseum.org or call (831) 420-6115 x 15. 

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