Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Santa Cruz, CA

Where are we going?

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front St
Santa Cruz
CA 95060

831 429 1964

What is there to do?

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History offers a diverse range of changing exhibitions that cover the history, culture and art world of Santa Cruz. Get ready to be inspired!

Most likely appreciated by those curious minds over 4 years, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History features displays that range from sculpture and improvised environments to social history exhibits detailing the development of the area in terms of its art.

Kids can discover the unheard stories of the people who made the Santa Cruz region what it is today, from the farmworkers and fisherman, street performers and surfers.  The Explore Santa Cruz gallery highlights people who used their passion to build the community up to what you know and love today.

You can learn about iconic and notable locals, and study sculptures from local artists.

Great for families, they offer five interactive, family-friendly exhibits, plus weekly fun community events, that everyone can enjoy! The exhibits change regularly, so you can always go back and be surprised by what is on offer on your next visit.

There are special events, summer camps and other seasonal specials also held, so check the website for details!

A fascinating insight into the Santa Cruz community, and it might just make you feel proud to be part of it!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10

Children: $8 students

Discount: Free on the First Friday of each month

Free Under: 5 years.


Need a little extra help?

Museum galleries and entrances are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are located on each floor and are equipped with handicap stalls.


When can we go?

10am - 7pm Sunday to Thursday, 10am - 8pm Friday, 10am - 3pm Saturday

Open year round


Any top tips?

Check out the events and changing exhibitions on the website so you can see what's nearly finished, and what's coming up!

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