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Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz

(4.2/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
Community events on:

1st Friday - free day, featuring live music and craft activities for the whole family.

3rd Friday - evening themed events featuring artists and performers throughout the region in hands-on workshops and wild experiences.

2nd Saturday - family art workshops and Researchers Anonymous history discussions during the day
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TripAdvisor
  • If you want some history on the settlement of the Santa Cruz area you will enjoy the second floor of this museum. Lots to look at and read about. There is also a nice gallery of art by a female Chines...  more »
  • It was a rainy morning... so I took the opportunity to visit the Museum of Art and History. Not being from California, i found the angry hand exhibit on the third floor fascinating! Never been a skate...  more »
  • This museum admission is only $5 and offers a few floors of exhibits, with a screaming hand exhibit currently as well. There is plenty of local history to see. They also have an exhibit where locals d...  more »
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  • This is one of my new favorite museums of all time. It's a small-ish museum that does double duty as both an art and a history museum but it does it well and does it in such a way as to make it look like, say, the Getty or the Guggenheim. I really mean it. The exhibits were so skilfully selected and it was just a tremendously fun time spending the evening there and I look forward to coming again.
  • I LOVE our 'new' Museum! I finally joined MAH after discovering how rich this place has become with events for all populations. There is constant activity here, and something for everyone. Usually low-cost to get in, and as a member, some stuff is free. This is a local gem in our community, bringing diverse, relevant, and entertaining events to Santa Cruz.
  • Love this place. A lot of local exhibits.
  • Absolutely beautiful, and a fantastic venue for a wedding!
  • Has really cheap admission especially for students and kids. Lots of free events and rotate displays on a good schedule. Staff is really nice.