Visit the MAH

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 encourage masking, hand hygiene, self-screening, and other preventive measures. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please visit us another time.


Thu–Sun 12–6PM

Suggested Admission Prices

  • $10 General Admission
  • $8 Seniors / Students / Teachers / Veterans
  • FREE for members and children under 5.

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


How to Visit the Museum

The MAH is committed to creating an environment that fosters inclusion and belonging and ensures the well-being of all our guests, volunteers, and employees.

Community Agreements

We have articulated a set of principles and values-based practices that we ask all individuals to uphold when visiting the museum and other MAH spaces. These include:

• Practicing respect
• Keeping yourself and others accountable
• Acknowledging and celebrating our differences
• Holding space for reflection and active listening
• Encouraging the sharing of ideas, questions, and experiences

Open Hours

Thursday–Sunday, 12–6PM

The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe.

The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.


DEIA at the MAH

We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in our exhibits, programs, and events, in our workplace, and in our community. Click the link to learn more about our DEIA initiatives and commitment.

Offsite Locations

The MAH extends beyond downtown Santa Cruz into Evergreen Cemetery and Davenport Jail. Visit our offsite locations to dive deeper into local history, get connected with your community, and enjoy more MAH.