Visit the MAH

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (the MAH). We are now open Fridays & Saturdays from 12-6pm through advance registration.

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705 Front Street
Downtown Santa Cruz

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The MAH is Reopening

For now, while Santa Cruz County is in the Orange Tier of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy we are open 12-6pm every Friday and Saturday. With each new tier — yellow is next, then green— our capacity and hours of visitation will increase. To read the MAH's phased reopening plan, click here.

The well-being of our community is our top priority. Read our FAQ to find all the resources you need to plan your visit, including information about safety protocols and reserving timed tickets required for entry.

Sign up to become a MAH Member or opt-in to MAH emails to be the first to know about timely reopening updates.

How to Visit the Museum and Outdoor Events Safely

  • Please stay home if you have a cough, fever, or are sick.
  • Wash your hands regularly and take advantage of our hand sanitizer stations.
  • Maintain a minimum of 6ft distance between others outside your pods.
  • Face coverings are required both indoors and at outdoor events and exhibitions.

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 is home to Abbott Square Market which boasts seven restaurants and two bars. Swing by to enjoy a vibrant community center in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz.


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.