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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

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Name:Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Address:1305 E. Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-420-6115
Fax Number:831-420-1137
Description:Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Collects and exhibits materials relevant to the prehistory, cultural history, and natural history of the Santa Cruz area. Provides docent-led tours for elementary-school classes. Offers classes and lectures for adults and children, and presents changing exhibits. Tours and loan materials available.

Permanent Exhibits:
Mountain Lion Exhibit
Wildlife & Habitats
The Ohlone People
Garden Learning Center
Book Nook
Geology of Santa Cruz
Monterey Bay Marine Life

LANGUAGES: Some labels in Spanish

FEES: Museum entrance fee: Adults $4.00, Seniors $2.00, Under 18 and SCMA members: free. Member's dues help support Museum programs and further our mission. Memberships: Student/Senior $15, Individual Membership $35, Family Membership $50.

FUNDING: Facility by the city government and the programs by the Santa Cruz Museum Association.
Mission:The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History: connecting people with nature, and inspiring stewardship of the natural world.
Programs:Garden Days
Storytime at the Museum
Explore the Night Sky
Every 4th Saturday this summer we'll explore the wonders of the night sky.
Sketching through the Seasons
Explore and sketch along the San Lorenzo River.
Summer Saturdays
Every 2nd Saturday this summer, join us for family fun & natural history-themed events.
Birding Along the San Lorenzo River Walk
Summer camps
Facilities:Meeting space for natural history programs available: lighting, A/V equipment, seating for 45, catering ok, call for fee.
Publications:Quarterly newsletter
Volunteer Info:There are a variety of opportunities and programs that need volunteer support. Potential volunteers should enjoy working with people and be able to commit to a regular weekday or weekend shift. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, 420-1168, to learn more about helping out at the Museum.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:See Description Notes
Subject Headings
 Facilities/Community Centers
Government Agencies
Historic Preservation
History Museums
Local/Regional History Museums
Natural History Museums
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified March 2, 2015

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