Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

1305 East Cliff Dr.

Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday – Friday | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Saturday – Sunday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Closed Mondays
Type of Activity
  • Museums
  • Points of Interest

Located above Seabright Beach, Santa Cruz’s first Museum is in an excellent location to showcase the region’s rich natural history.
Explore interactive exhibits featuring animals, plants, geology, and more from the shoreline of Monterey Bay to the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains, including an intertidal touch pool, life-sized grey whale sculpture, fossils, and an observation beehive. In our Gift Shop, you’ll find unique books, guides, toys, art, and apparel. Check our online calendar to see engaging events and public programs for all ages. Kids are always FREE.

Info Last Updated
  • 04-19-2023