Group Visits

Explore the region’s diverse plant, animal, and human communities from the shoreline of Monterey Bay to the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains with your group.

A reservation is required for all groups of 10 or more people.  By scheduling your group in advance, you guarantee adequate time and space for your group as well as other visitors to the Museum. At this time groups may only book self-guided visits though staff are happy to provide an introduction to the Museum and answer questions.

Interested in booking a docent-led field trip for your school or homeschool group? Visit our Education page for more information.

Scheduling a Group Visit

DATESTuesday-Sunday. Excluding major holidays. Special requests may be made for Mondays.
TIMESGenerally during our public hours (11:00am – 4:00pm). Earlier hours available upon request.
GROUPS35 individuals maximum.

Youth groups are a group of 10 or more individuals affiliated with a K-12 class: preschools, home school groups, boy/girl scouts. Adult groups include college classes, adult/senior groups, personal, or family groups.
CHAPERONESFor youth groups, the adult:student minimum ratio is Pre K (1:5); grades 3-5 (1:6); middle school (1:8); high school (1:10)
PRICINGSelf-Guided Youth Groups
$20 for 10-20 individuals
$35 for 21-35 individuals

Self-Guided Adult Groups
$30 for 10-20 individuals
$45 for 21-35 individual

To schedule:

Advance reservations required. Submit the form below.  For additional information contact education@santacruzmuseum.org or call (831) 420-6115 ex 17. We recommend making reservations at least 4 weeks in advance.