Volunteer Information



Thank you for all you do for the Museum.

                                  Volunteer News                               

download (1)Save the Date, December 5th: Winter Open House 

We are looking for volunteers to help lead nature craft activities during our Winter Open House on Saturday, December 5th. Shifts will be  10:30am-1:30pm, or 1:30-4:30pm, or better yet, stay all day! If you can help,  please email Chris with your preferred shift time.



Support Us When You Shop this Holiday Season 

The Holidays are fast approaching and soon we expect everyone will be busy shopping for gifts. If you shop online, please use smile.amazon.com and select the Santa Cruz Museum Of Natural History as your charity. Every purchase you make will increase the Amazon Smile donations to our Museum. 

Upcoming Events 




11/26-27 Museum Closed (Happy Thanksgiving)

12/04-06 Museum Store: Holiday Sale

12/05  Winter Open House (11am-4pm)

12/05  Field Journal Workshop (9-11 am)

12/15  Naturalist Night: Edible and Posionous Fungi

1/11 Big Basin’s Auto Tree Exhibit Installation


Below are some resources and scripts for docent tours:  

Museum & Docent Program Overview

Art of Nature | Ohlone Program | Neary Lagoon

Recently Added Resources:
Self Evaluation Form
Chitactac Teacher’s Guide 
Climate Justice From the Perspective of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band


Docent Program Overview Resources

Docent program overview Historical Overview How to be a great Docent Self Evaluation Form Museum-based Tour Guidelines Organizational Overview Tour Overviews Watching Children Grow Museum Evacuation & Emergency Preparedness Plan