Schedule a Tour


The Museum offers various educational programs for all ages, both on-site and in the field.


Museum-based Tours

Contact Elizabeth Evans or call 831-420-6115 x12 to book a program for your class. The Museum offers docent-led tours on various topics throughout the year, and provides materials for self-guided tours. Due to the small size of the Museum, a reservation is required for all groups of 10 or more people. We are not able to accommodate groups of more than 40 people.

Museum tours must be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance.



Docent-Led Preschool Tours: $20 for 30 minutes (Maximum 20 students/10 adults per program)
Docent-Led Elementary Tours: $30 for 60 minutes (Maximum 30 students/10 adults per program)
Self-Guided Tours: $15 for 45 minutes (Maximum 30 students/10 adults per program)

Neary Lagoon & Pogonip Programs 

Contact our Field Program Coordinator, Peter Wampler at or call (831) 420-6115 ex. 14 to book an offsite education program such as the Wetland Walk, Watershed Walk or Nature Rangers program. These programs include a classroom presentation, use of an educational kit, and a docent-guided tour of either Neary Lagoon or Pogonip. These programs are supported by funding from the City of Santa Cruz.


New Schools: Free
Returning Schools: $5/student