We’ve made some changes and are committed to ensuring our visitors and staff can enjoy our facility in the safest way possible. Here’s what you can expect during your visit to the Museum:

For the safety of our young visitors, ALL visitors and staff are required to wear masks while inside the Museum. Exceptions will only be made for visitors age 2 and under.

Capacity will be somewhat limited within the Museum, but reservations are not necessary. If the Museum is at capacity when you arrive, we invite you to explore our Garden Learning Center or beloved grey whale statue. Generally, weekdays are far less crowded than weekends.

Please respect six-foot distancing between groups of visitors and others. Some exhibits have been reconfigured to allow for unidirectional flow or greater distancing.

Restrooms will only be made available to visitors inside the building.

A sanitation station will be available as you enter and exit. Staff will regularly sanitize high touch objects and surfaces throughout the day.

As part of our best practices, we are actively monitoring directions from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health as well as local guidance from Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency.

Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth or nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and maintain at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of your arm when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of tissue after use.
  • Stay home and away from others if you or your family members are feeling ill.

Plan Your Visit

If you have any concerns about safety at the Museum, please contact info@santacruzmuseum.org.