Explore the Museum

Marine Zooplankton image by Erin E. Hunter © 2013 Sylvan Dell Publishing

The Art of Nature

The Museum celebrates 25 years of scientific illustration exhibits! Explore why art is so important to science, and our understanding of the natural world. more »
cradle board

Indigenous Artists of Northern California

Exploring the variety and complexity of indigenous art, history, and traditions more »
coyote specimen

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 »
santa cruz mountains

Santa Cruz Natural History Portal

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