Our Mission

Connecting People with Nature and Inspiring Stewardship of the Natural World


Our Values

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History values:

  • Building community around stewardship for the environment
  • Creating a dynamic place for learning, dialogue, study, and exploration
  • Offering interactive educational experiences for children, families and adults
  • Celebrating the diversity of species, people, and cultures
  • Embracing global environmental awareness and local action
  • Collaborating with others to create positive change
  • Upholding ethics, integrity, and mutual respect in all we do