Group Visits

Children proceeding up the walkway to the museum entrance

Learn about the natural history of Santa Cruz while visiting the Museum’s Ohlone Room, Intertidal Touch Pool, and Wildlife Habitat exhibits.

The Museum welcomes self-guided group visits, however, in order to accommodate all visitors 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.

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

Days Offered: Tuesday – Sunday
Dates available: Year-round
Start times: During museum hours preferred. Tues-Friday: 11am – 4pm, Sat & Sun: 10am – 5pm
Duration: 1 hour
Group size: 35 individuals maximum
Chaperones for youth groups: Minimum ratios (adult: student): Pre K (1:5); grades 3-5 (1:6); middle school (1:8); high school (1:10)

Self-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 individuals

*Please note, group reservations are also required on First Friday Free Days.

Group types: 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.

To schedule: Advance reservations required. Submit a Group Visit Request Form.  For additional information contact education@santacruzmuseum.org or call (831) 420-6115. We recommend making reservations at least 4 weeks in advance.