Public Programs

 

The Museum offers classes, lectures, field trips and events on a variety of natural history topics for community members throughout the year.

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Garden Days

Join us the 3rd Thursday of every month at 9:30am in our Garden Learning Center more »
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Storytime at the Museum

Every Saturday morning: enjoy stories and activities about local natural history more »
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Sketching through the Seasons

Explore and sketch along the San Lorenzo River - observing light, pattern, perspective, and life within the natural landscape. more »
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Birding Along the San Lorenzo River Walk

Join in our exciting new birding series along the San Lorenzo River Walk! more »
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Naturalist Night

Explore the diverse natural history of Santa Cruz as we feature different guest speakers from the local community to share stories, artifacts, and knowledge about a unique aspect of our natural world. more »
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Lecture: Artistic Technique in Wildlife Photography

Get a sneak peek of the new "Wild Things" exhibit and learn how to make your photographs stand out. more »
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Workshop: The Basics of Wildlife and Nature Photography

Learn how to capture better images of nature and incorporate robotic equipment into the art of photography. more »