Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Santa Cruz, CA

Where are we going?

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz

831 429 1964

What is there to do?

Whether you have creative kids, history loving kids, or just kids who love to soak up learning something new, then you might just want to head to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History on your next family day out!

This popular California museum offers a diverse ranging of changing exhibitions generally suitable for the whole family but many events and exhibits best appreciated by over 4s. 

The changing exhibits mean that with each visit you may be able to experience something completely new, with the topics ranging from sculpture and improvised environments to social history exhibits detailing the development of the area in terms of its art.

One visit you might be marvelling at the whimsical universe of toy trains, or those green thumbs can uncover the history of cultivation and historical preservation in the community garden. 

Kids might be able to delve into the kaleidoscopic universe of colors and objects, or they might learn about the stories of the people that made Santa Cruz County what it is today!

Also at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History are truly special "only in Santa Cruz" events, as well as summer camps and other seasonal fun that the kids can enjoy!

A fun family day out of learning, exploration, surprises and revelations, where kids can realise that learning IS fun !

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10 general admission

Children: $10 general admission, $8 for students

Discount: FREE admission on the first Friday of each month!

Free Under: 5 years, and MAH members


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 - 3pm daily.

Open year round


Any top tips?

Check out the first Friday of the month as they offer FREE admission! Also if you become a MAH member you enjoy free admission, so something to check out! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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