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Sat, Nov 2, 2019, 12:30pm - 6pm

Día de Muertos

Celebrate the dead with an all-ages festival throughout Downtown Santa Cruz, created in partnership with Senderos.

Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 9am - 10am

Coffee Outside: Evergreen Cemetery

Join a rotating cast of local artists and MAH staff in this socially distant coffee club. Drop-in for casual conversation and enjoy the company of others out in the fresh coastal air.

Offsite Locations

The MAH currently oversees and maintains three historical offsite locations in Santa Cruz County. Evergreen Cemetery, Davenport Jail, and the historic Octagon building found on the plaza of Abbott Square bring art and history outside the museum walls. Check out their unique visiting schedules and addresses below to plan your visit.

Volunteer at the MAH

Tap into your creativity with our one-of-a-kind volunteer squad. Be a part of a network of positive change. Use art and history to bring people together across differences. Join a group of passionate people like you working to build a stronger, more connected Santa Cruz County.


Find your space at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) located in downtown Santa Cruz. For the safety of our guests, staff, and community, the museum continues to enforce mask requirements, social distancing, and lower venue capacities.

Field Trips

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

Wed, Nov 24, 2021

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Celebrate the creativity and abundance of Santa Cruz County with a robust gift guide spanning some of our favorite MAH publications as well as some awesome NHS Art of the Santa Cruz Speed Wheel merch!

Jul 24, 2021 – Oct 23, 2021

Audio Monuments

Audio Monuments is a 4-part audio series installed throughout Santa Cruz. Some of the monuments are one day pop-ups, while others will be in their spaces for several months. However, all have an online presence here.

Each Audio Monument lifts up local histories and stories of our community members. Find an Audio Monument, listen, learn and share part of your story.

History of the MAH

Today, the MAH is a creative hub for Santa Cruz County. Learn more about our 25-year history as a center for the intersection of art, history, and civic life.

Make a Contribution

Support a museum that serves as a thriving community gathering place through rotating art and history exhibitions, visual and performing artworks, public festivals, education and outreach programs, and cultural celebrations.

Archive & Publications

Browse original publications, detailed history journals, fascinating podcast episodes, and an expansive archive to uncover the rich history of Santa Cruz County.

Press Page

Welcome to the MAH's online press office. Here you will find recent news coverage, press releases, brand assets, and how to get in touch for interviews.

COVID-19 Information & Updates

At the MAH we're planning for a phase re-opening based on California and Santa Cruz County Tier Guidelines. Learn more about our plan and how you can be the first visit once we swing open our doors.