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cradle board

Indigenous Artists of California

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

Wild Things

20 images that give you an up-close view of wild animals, and the stories of how the images were captured 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 »