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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110th Birthday Celebration!

Join us for a fun day of live animal presentations, nature-related arts & crafts, and delicious birthday treats! more »
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Naturalist Night: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Legacy

Spend the evening with local historian, Frank Perry, to learn more about the generations of citizens dedicated to preserving Santa Cruz's natural history. more »

Naturalist Night: Social Lives of Sparrows

Join us for a discussion with UCSC professor Bruce Lyon as we explore the complex social patterns of migratory golden-crowned sparrows. more »