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. Learn more about Self-Guided Group Visits.


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 Group Visits: Click Here for more info

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. Programs include a classroom presentation, use of an educational kit, and a docent-guided tour of either Neary Lagoon or Pogonip. These programs are in partnership with the City of Santa Cruz.


-New Schools: Free
-Returning Schools: $5/student