First Friday

Join us every first Friday of the month for free opportunities to engage with our local natural history. Whether celebrating a new exhibit or bringing together community members to share their expertise, these events are always free and open to the public. Enjoy free admission throughout the day, with special events 5-7 p.m.


February First Friday: Fantastic Fungi

Friday, February 7 | 5-7 p.m.
Free Admission

Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Admission is free all day 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., with this special event occurring 5-7 p.m.

Explore the new exhibit, Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History! Our First Friday reception will include:

  • Mushroom pop-up with the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz
  • Lichen expert Ken Kelleman
  • ID station: bring in your own mushrooms and lichen for identification
  • Free admission
  • Snacks and Drinks


Do you have an idea for a future First Friday? Let us know at events@santacruzmuseum.org.