School Field Trips

Connect your students to art and history in new ways. Go on an interactive exploration of an internationally renowned museum and historic cemetery right in the heart of our community.


Creativity, culture, and the rich history of Santa Cruz County come together at the MAH. Our School Programs engage over 2,000 students from across Santa Cruz County every year.

More About our Field Trips

  • All field trips support Common Core State Standards by encouraging critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration
  • Maximum of 32 students per field trip
  • A minimum of one chaperone for every five children is required
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) guides available upon request
  • Field trips must be scheduled three weeks in advance

Two ways to explore art and history

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1. Build Community Through Art and History

Connect with art and history in a fun, museum-wide immersive adventure. In this field trip, students unpack Santa Cruz County history to discover how they too can build a more connected and meaningful community. They take on specific identity roles from Santa Cruz County’s past, explore three floors of art and history galleries, and design a bright future through a collaborative creative project.

  • Price: $50
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Grade level: 3rd - 5th
  • Available: October – June; Tuesday – Thursday; 10am
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2. Tales at Evergreen Cemetery

Explore Evergreen Cemetery—a museum without walls—and learn the stories behind Santa Cruz’s earliest residents. Go on a scavenger hunt among the tombstones. Participants get hands-on with gravestone rubbings, hear stories from docents, and present their new knowledge to the group.

  • Price: $50
  • Duration: 1 1/2 hours
  • Grade level: 3rd - 5th
  • Available: September – June; Tuesday – Thursday; 10am
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Create a Custom Visit

Not in 3rd through 5th grade? Build your own custom group visit here.

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Questions? Reach Out

Oscar Paz
Creative Programs Catalyst