COVID-19 Information & Updates

Thank you for checking in. We will keep this page updated so you know what to expect before your next visit to the MAH.

Our top priority is to ensure a clean and safe museum experience for our guests. We will keep this page updated with news and updates pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Santa Cruz County.

We are committed to providing a welcoming space for our guests as long as we are safely able to do so. With that in mind, we will be closing the MAH until further notice in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding. We can't wait to welcome you back to the MAH soon.

Things to Note:

  • The MAH is planning for a phased re-opening, beginning with limited activations in some of its outdoor sites, like Abbott Square and Evergreen Cemetery, in mid-to-late summer 2020.
  • During the closure, the MAH will undergo a thorough cleaning, disinfecting, and upgrades to the building.
  • Our event calendar will stay up to date as events are postponed or canceled. Check back before your event or email us at

A Note From Our Executive Director

Read the Latest Update (4/8) Here.

Social distancing goes against everything that we, the MAH, are as an organization. We celebrate community and togetherness, and there is a powerful, shared energy when we gather and connect through art, history, culture, and creativity.

Even though our doors are temporarily closed, we will be using our various digital platforms – like our blog and social media – to encourage people to explore, learn, collaborate, and stay connected online. We will share stories, resources, and some much-needed levity as we create a space for us all to come together, at least virtually, as a community.

Stay tuned for virtual tours, ways to co-create with us, exhibition deep dives, maybe the occasional cat video, and much more.

We are so thankful for your continued support.
– Robb Woulfe

Stay Connected

Help Keep Our Community Clean & Safe

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cough into your elbow or cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard the tissue.
  • Maintaining social distance (at least an arm’s length or 3-6 ft. between yourself and others).
  • Avoid touching your face. (Especially your eyes, nose and mouth.)
  • Get creative with your greetings. Try a elbow tap or toe-bump instead of a hand shake or hug.

Resources & Information

  • The Santa Cruz County Public Health website has advisories, FAQs, and important local updates.
  • For national updates from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) visit their website.
  • Learn about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), prevention, and how it spreads on the CDC website.
  • If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed an anonymous crisis line is available 24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays at 1-800-704-0900 (Mental Health Services) and/or SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline 24 hours at 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746 (Press 2 for Spanish).

Postponed Events

The following events have been postponed/canceled under recommendation from the Santa Cruz County Public Health Department to avoid non-essential gatherings for more than 50 people in order to limit opportunities for COVID-19 transmission.

MAH Led Events That Have Been Postponed / Cancelled

Questions? Email the MAH at for more information.

Collaborator Led Events That Have Been Postponed / Cancelled

Questions? Please reach out to the lead organization for more information.

To our artists, partners, and donors please note and feel at ease that the MAH is being closely monitored in regards to security and temperature. Your work and historical objects are safe and secured. Please reach out to your staff contact or email us at if you have any questions.