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Special Exhibit: Big Basin’s Auto Tree

Learn about redwood ecology and the early history of the State Park system through the lens of Big Basin's famous Auto Tree. more »
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Permanent Exhibits

Museum exhibits focus on the natural history of the Santa Cruz region and the Monterey Bay more »
burrowing owl photograph Sebastian Kennerknecht

Previous Exhibits

An archive of past exhibits at the Museum. more »
Laura Hecox shell collection


Explore the heart of the Museum- our collections. more »
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Santa Cruz Natural History Portal

Find other natural history organizations and resources throughout Santa Cruz County more »