Public Programs


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

pilkington garden volunteer

Garden Days

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

Storytime at the Museum

Every First Saturday morning: enjoy stories and activities about local natural history more »
Linda Yamane with basket

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 »

Frost Moon Sunset Stroll

Learn more about the role the moon plays in our tides and traditions on this easy, hour-long stroll. more »