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March 01, 2017

SANTA CRUZ NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM UNVEILS NEW GALLERY, EXHIBIT

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is proud to announce a new exhibit, as part of a complete renovation and the first permanent update in two decades.  Featuring a prized marine life collection, which has been locked in a safe in the museum’s basement, a display features local shells and fossils.  A new touch tank, filled with live snails, mussels, sea stars and other preserved ocean life, resembles local tidepools from a century ago. A replica of an iconic landmark, the beloved Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse (with a tiny lamp that blinks in time with the real lighthouse), and a model of a former rock arch at surf spot Steamer Lane which stood a century ago, before it was washed away are also included.