Accessibility at the MAH

The MAH is committed to making its facilities and programs accessible to all visitors.

Suggested Admission

The MAH believes art, history, and cultural resources should be accessible to everyone within our community. To encourage visitation, the MAH has implemented a pay-what-you-wish policy. Admission includes access to three floors of galleries and a rooftop sculpture garden. Everyone is welcome to enjoy our space and will not be turned away for lack of funds.

Your admission fee supports our exhibitions, programs, collections, and publications.

Suggested admission prices are:

  • $10-General
  • $8-Seniors/Students/Teachers/Veterans
  • FREE-MAH Members, Children under 5

*The suggested admission price applies to daily admission and is not applicable to special ticketed exhibitions or events.

Wheelchair Access

Museum galleries and entrances are wheelchair accessible.


Restrooms are located on each floor and in Abbott Square Market. All are equipped with handicap stalls. An all-gender bathroom is on the 2nd floor.


An elevator with two chairs inside is available inside the Museum for visitor use. The Elevator provides access to Floors 1, 2, and 3.


There are two parking garages located near the MAH. Both have disability parking available.

601 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Located at the corner of Soquel Avenue and Front Street, this lot is paid hourly parking, seven days a week, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Keep your ticket with you, and pay at one of the Pay-on-Foot stations (located on the ground floor stair towers) or the cashier’s office before returning to your vehicle.

155 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

This garage is located between River and Front Streets next to the Galleria Office Complex. Permits are required for the second and third level and are limited to people who work or live downtown.

Multilingual Exhibitions

All exhibition labels and signage are in English and Spanish.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the MAH. However, pets are not permitted.