Visit the MAH

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (the MAH), a place where there’s always something happening. While our doors remain closed, the creativity and community connection you have come to love has not stopped. Find your space amongst the curious and creative as we expand our offerings online and across Santa Cruz County.

About Us

Connect, Explore, & Learn

In this new season at the MAH, we are looking forward to bringing you outdoor exhibitions, virtual craft nights, micro-gatherings, inspiring stories, educational resources, creative collaborations, and much more.

Explore inspiring exhibitions, like our new 100% virtual Queer Santa Cruz exhibition or our outdoor exhibition, Community is Collective Care. Meet new friends at weekly community events and webinars. Fall in love with Santa Cruz all over again by browsing through our rich history detailed in publications, podcasts, and blog posts. Jam out to local bands with us on Spotify. Or, stay in touch and follow us on social media.

We're So Glad You're Here

There are lots of ways to stay connected, spark creativity, and learn about Santa Cruz County thanks to the continued support of our MAH Members.

Featured Exhibitions

Browse past, present, & future exhibitions here.

How to Attend Outdoor Events & Exhibitions Safely

  • Do not enter if you have a cough, fever, or are sick.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Maintain a minimum of 6ft distance between you and others
  • Wear a face covering at all times.
  • Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.

History & Publications

Written alongside superstar community members our Publications and Online History Journal are constantly being updated with fresh discoveries and stories.

Get more local history and visit the archives here.

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MAH Publications

Check out all the MAH's Santa Cruz County history publications written alongside local historians, environmentalists, politicians, and superstar community members.

Plan a Field Trip

Whether you are looking for school tours or custom group visits our staff is here to give you a memorable and educational experience.

Field Trips

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

Offsite Locations

Santa Cruz County art & history expand far outside our walls. Visit our off-site locations for more creative happenings.

Abbott Square

The MAH's outdoor public plaza, Abbott Square boasts restaurants, bars, and unexpected connections with local art & history. Recently reopened for outdoor dining.


We're dedicated to creating a welcoming and safe space. Learn more about our building, procedures, and FAQs below.

Become an Insider

From committees to volunteering to internships and memberships, there are lots of ways to dive deeper and support our creative community.