Makers Market: The Art of Nature

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

During this outdoor Makers Market hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, meet featured artists from our annual science illustration exhibit, The Art of Nature, watch them at work through live demonstrations at their booths, and support their work by going home with prints, stickers, cards, cups, and more! We will also have […]

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Saturdays in the Soil

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

It’s time to get your hands dirty! Learn about local ecology, native plants, and sustainable gardening at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History while coming together as a community (in a physically distanced manner!) to steward Tyrrell Park through the City’s Adopt-A-Park program. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Email volunteer@santacruzmuseum.org to express […]

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 Art for Conservation with Megan Gnekow

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

Art for Conservation with Megan Gnekow Tuesday, June 15 | 6-7 pm Free (donations appreciated) | Register for zoom link Conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species requires more than bringing individual organisms back from the brink. It also requires the restoration and recovery of ecological relationships that allow all organisms in an ecosystem […]

Community Event: Red Road to DC Totem Pole Journey

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

June 6, 10am - 1pm The City of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History are honored to welcome the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers on their journey to D.C. During this event, the House of Tears Carvers will hold a blessing for the 24-foot totem pole carved at the Lummi […]

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Rockin’ Pop-Up: The Ocean Floor

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

The Earth’s crust is divided into two types: oceanic crust and continental crust. During this month’s Rockin’ Pop-Up, we’ll dive into the ever-changing landscape of the ocean floor, from the cozy sounding pillow lavas to the tongue-twisters of troctolite and ultramafic cumulates. It can be dark down there on the ocean floor. Let the Geology […]

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Nature Journaling at the Museum

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

Out and About: Nature Journaling at the Museum Out and About is a monthly series hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History of family-friendly, small group get-togethers exploring Santa Cruz’s diverse natural spaces through guided activities. Let’s get out and about! This month we’ll be nature journaling in the Museum’s Garden Learning Center. […]

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Visit Wildflowers at Mima Meadow

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

Member Meet-Up: Wildflowers at Mima Meadow Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to noon ~ Mima Meadow ~ Member Exclusive: Register Member Meet-Ups are small group get-togethers for Museum Members where we learn from each other while exploring Santa Cruz’s diverse natural spaces. Not yet a Member? Join. Spring is in full swing in Santa Cruz! […]

Recurring Event “The Art of Nature”

“The Art of Nature”

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

"The Art of Nature" On this California Poppy Day we are excited to give you a sneak peek at this year's "The Art of Nature" exhibit. This piece from local artist Peggy Edwards depicts the life cycle of the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) from seed to flower in gorgeous detail.  The virtual exhibit opens April […]

Recurring Event “The Art of Nature”

“The Art of Nature”

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

"The Art of Nature" On this California Poppy Day we are excited to give you a sneak peek at this year's "The Art of Nature" exhibit. This piece from local artist Peggy Edwards depicts the life cycle of the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) from seed to flower in gorgeous detail.  The virtual exhibit opens April […]

Recurring Event “The Art of Nature”

“The Art of Nature”

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

"The Art of Nature" On this California Poppy Day we are excited to give you a sneak peek at this year's "The Art of Nature" exhibit. This piece from local artist Peggy Edwards depicts the life cycle of the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) from seed to flower in gorgeous detail.  The virtual exhibit opens April […]

Recurring Event “The Art of Nature”

“The Art of Nature”

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

"The Art of Nature" On this California Poppy Day we are excited to give you a sneak peek at this year's "The Art of Nature" exhibit. This piece from local artist Peggy Edwards depicts the life cycle of the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) from seed to flower in gorgeous detail.  The virtual exhibit opens April […]

Insects at the Museum

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

Insects at the Museum Member Meet-Ups are small group get-togethers for Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Members where we learn from each other while exploring Santa Cruz’s diverse natural spaces. Not yet a Member? Join today! There’s no time like springtime for looking closely at the teeming world of insect life all around. While […]

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Eco-Action Adventure Spring Camp

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

Eco-Action Adventure Spring Camp Spring is almost upon us! Students aged 5-7 are invited to join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History this April to learn about the wonders of nature and how we can help protect them.   Sign up today for Eco-Action Adventure Spring Camp where your little naturalists will explore nature, […]

Pop-Up in the Park

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

Pop-Up in the Park Missing that museum experience? Well have we got a treat for you. Swing by the Museum on Saturday, March 20 for a special Pop-Up in the Park! We’ve created a physical version of our exhibit 2020 Vision that we will have on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come see […]

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Indigenous Culture of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

 Indigenous Culture of Santa Craturday, March 6 | 10-11 a.m. Free (donations appreciated) | Register Out and About is a monthly series of family-friendly, small group get-togethers exploring Santa Cruz’s diverse natural spaces through guided activities. There is a rich history of Indigenous culture in Santa Cruz, originally named Aulinta by the Awaswas-speaking Uypi people. […]

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