Visit the MAH

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (the MAH), a place where there’s always something happening. Despite the museum being closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we're working to create a space for us all to come together, at least virtually, as a community. We're so glad you're here.

About Us

Connect, Explore, & Learn

Explore inspiring exhibitions, like our new 100% virtual Queer Santa Cruz exhibition. 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 social and follow us on social media.

There are lots of ways to virtually stay connected thanks to the continued support of our MAH Members. Check out Member perks.

Downtown Santa Cruz
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Getting Here

$10 General Admission
$8 Students
Free for MAH Members & Kids under 5

Become a Member

First time visiting? Read our Newcomers Guide to check out some frequently asked questions.

Featured Exhibitions

Browse past, present, & future exhibitions here.

Upcoming MAH Events

Webinars, artist talks, craft nights & more. Sign up for our weekly email updates to be the first to know about upcoming events and opportunities.

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 an interactive exploration of an internationally renowned museum and historic cemetery right in the heart of our community.

Group Trips

Bring your group to the MAH and explore the museum during a visit personalized just for you. Get a museum introduction from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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.