School Field Trips

Connect your students to art and history in new ways. Go on a virtual exploration of Santa Cruz County art and history.

About our Field Trips

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 and support the Common Core State Standards of encouraging critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration.

Additional Information

  • One class per field trip.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) guides available upon request.
  • Field trips must be scheduled three weeks in advance.

More Educational Resources

There's more to discover over on our Educational Resources page. Check out our free, downloadable history lesson plans, virtual tours of the space, and interactive projects.

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Get to know the important contributions, impact, and history of the LGBTQ+ community in Santa Cruz County in Queer Santa Cruz.

Learn about how our exhibition, In These Uncertain Times, was created, and take a look at artists' creativity and resilience during this time.

Our Field Trip Options

Watsonville Pride 2015

1. Queer Santa Cruz – Virtual Field Trip

Join Oscar, the MAH’s Education Coordinator, for a walkthrough of the entire virtual exhibition, Queer Santa Cruz. Learn about the early trailblazers to the modern-day movements. There will be time for questions and conversation following the tour as well.

  • Price: $30
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Grade Level: 6th - College
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Indigenous peoples gallery

2. Indigenous Peoples of Santa Cruz County – Virtual Tour

Join Oscar, the MAH's Education Coordinator, on a historical and artful adventure. We'll be learning more about the aboriginal Tribal groups located across the San Juan Valley, including timely information from the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Learn about the life, culture, belief, and rituals of these active communities with an interactive project following the tour.

  • Price: $30
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Grade Level: 3rd-5th
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3. In These Uncertain Times – Virtual Field Trip

Sign up for a virtual walkthrough of the MAH's new exhibition, In These Uncertain Times: Creativity, Community, and Compassion During a Global Pandemic. Learn about how the exhibition was created, and take a look at artists' creativity and resilience during this time. This virtual field trip also includes information on an interactive time capsule project for students to complete after the tour.

  • Price: $30
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Grade Level: 2nd-5th
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Tombstonetales Evergreen Cemetery

4. Tales at Evergreen Cemetery – Launching Spring 2021

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

  • Price: $50
  • Duration: 1 1/2 hours
  • Grade level: 3rd - 5th
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5. Careers in the Arts

Are your students thinking about exploring an art career in museums after graduating? Sign up for a virtual tour and meet some of the MAH staff members in different departments. Get behind-the-scenes stories and learn what it takes to create engaging exhibitions, design and programs at the MAH. This virtual field trip introduces students to different careers at museums along with personal stories about how our staff members got to the MAH.

  • Price: $40
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Grade Level: High School
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6. Custom Virtual Field Trip

Do you want your group to experience a virtual tour or field trip with the MAH, but you have your own topic or idea in mind? Let's create it together! Inquire below and together we can develop your ideal Santa Cruz County art and history virtual field trip.

  • Price : $40
  • Duration: 30 - 45 minutes
  • Grade Level: All Ages
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Questions? Reach Out

Oscar Paz
Education Coordinator

Create a Custom Visit

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

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