October’s First Friday celebrates the opening of the new exhibit Underground: Unearthing Unseen Worlds. Dig into the mysterious creatures, caverns, and curiosities of the underground that sometimes inspire fear, but are essential to life as we know it. The event … Read more
Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for a guided walk of the Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in partnership with California State Parks and the Mountain Parks Foundation. You’ll explore how the landscape has … Read more
Ancient clams offer a uniquely detailed fossil record. As they build their shells, layer by layer, they preserve clues to the climate they once lived in.
Kick off the beginning of summer with an awesome visit to the Moore Creek Preserve, exploring different communities found in one of our best local habitats. Birds, deer, coyotes, rabbits, and much more call this place home and we will … Read more
Get to know Santa Cruz’s WILD SIDE at the Museum of Natural History Nerd out on your night out during monthly after-hours events every first Friday, featuring rotating themes, vendors, and activities. June’s event celebrates Great Outdoors Month! Join local … Read more
Be in the community for monthly bonfire talks at Seabright Beach led by local leaders of color. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. BIPOC Hours at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. BIPOC Bonfire Talks at Seabright Beach About … Read more
She was born in captivity, it turns out. And she’ll only get to stay free and wild if she behaves—so humans should definitely not feed her, take selfies with her, or try to be her friend.
As urban wildlife stakes its claim on the green corridor running through town, the human residents of the county have spent the past two decades arguing over what to do with this 32-mile stretch of train tracks
Although the world’s oceans cover approximately 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, most humans interact with only the narrow strip that runs up onto land. This bit of real estate experiences terrestrial conditions on a once- or twice-daily basis and … Read more
Some of the most conspicuous animals in Northern California tidepools don’t look like animals at all. They resemble flowers more than any animal you’re probably familiar with.