Did you know that our museum began in the 1870s as a private seashell collection, or that the museum once operated a public aquarium on the Wharf? Spend the evening with local historian, Frank Perry, to learn more about the generations of citizens dedicated to preserving Santa Cruz' natural history.
Let's go tide pooling! Meet some of the unusual plants and animals that thrive along our rugged and changing coastline.
Connect with nature through art! We'll explore and sketch along the trail - observing light, pattern, perspective, and life within the natural landscape.
Share your love of natural history and join our wonderful volunteer family!
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