Hours and Location

front of museum building

Museum Hours

 

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

*Closed Sunday & Monday*

Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day):

Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Admission Information

Admission:

$4 Adult  |  $2 Seniors (over 60)  | $2 Students |  Free for Youth (under 18)
Free for Museum Members- Join Now!

 

Free First Friday:

Admission is free for individuals and families on the first Friday of every month. Tour reservations required for all group visits, including Free Fridays.

 

Groups:

Planning on visiting as a group? Due to the size of the Museum, groups of 10 or more require a reservation for a self-guided tour. Call us at 831.420.6115×10 to schedule your visit!

 

Parking:

Parking is available on Pilkington Avenue or in surrounding streets. From April-September you must get a free parking permit from inside the Museum to park on the museum-side of Pilkington Ave. Be Green! Consider walking, biking, or carpooling to visit the Museum.

 

The Museum is located at:

1305 East Cliff Drive

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Google Map Location 

Plan Your Trip on the Santa Cruz Metro

P: 831.420.6115

F: 831.420.1137

Driving directions

From the North – Hwy 17

Take Hwy 17 to Ocean St.

Follow Ocean St. all the way to the end, at San Lorenzo Blvd.

Turn LEFT on San Lorenzo Blvd.

Turn RIGHT on East Cliff Dr.

Turn LEFT on Pilkington

Park on Pilkington or surrounding streets

From the North – Hwy 1/Mission Street

Take Hwy 1 South – becomes Mission Street in Santa Cruz

Turn RIGHT on Laurel Street

Turn RIGHT on San Lorenzo Blvd.

Turn RIGHT on East Cliff Dr.

Turn LEFT on Pilkington

Park on Pilkington or surrounding streets

From the South

Take Hwy 1 North to the Morrissey Blvd. exit

Turn RIGHT on Soquel

Keep to the LEFT fork to stay on Soquel:

At the yield sign, turn LEFT then turn RIGHT onto Soquel Avenue

At the next signal, turn LEFT on Seabright Avenue

Follow Seabright Avenue all the way to the end

Turn RIGHT on East Cliff Drive

Turn RIGHT on Pilkington Avenue

Park on Pilkington or surrounding streets