Member Events

Member events provide our supporters with behind-the-scenes opportunities to connect with the Museum. Join our family of Members to receive invitations to Member events and other benefits. Contact us at (831) 420-6115 x14 or for assistance.


No upcoming Member events are scheduled at the moment. Visit our events and public programs page to find out what’s happening at the Museum!


4th Annual Patrons Reception

Friday, May 17 | 6-8 p.m.
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

This reception is a special evening of appreciation and celebration of the Museum’s many supporters. We will honor this year’s Laura Hecox Naturalist Award recipient, Megan Gnekow, and share the latest Museum news and achievements.

Enjoy The Art of Nature exhibit, celebrating its 30th anniversary, featuring Megan Gnekow — naturalist, longtime museum supporter, and scientific illustrator.

This is a free benefit for Friend level and above Members, Business Partners, and Lifetime Members. Don’t currently meet these criteria? Join, renew, or upgrade your Museum Membership today!

Questions may be directed to or (831) 420-6115 x 15.