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Museum of Art & History

705 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4508
+1 831-429-1964
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Museum of Art and History

This is a small museum that presents changing displays that outline the history of the Santa Cruz... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lee G
Santa Cruz, California
Art from near and far

Great art museum that showcases local and worldwide artists. It also has a fantastic exhibit on the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
ms mama l
Santa Cruz, California
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705 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4508
+1 831-429-1964
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small museum that presents changing displays that outline the history of the Santa Cruz city and surrounding areas. It includes displays on logging, tanning, Chinese and Mexican laborers and historical figures for which many places retain their names.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great art museum that showcases local and worldwide artists. It also has a fantastic exhibit on the history of Santa Cruz county.

Thank ms mama l
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The museum director is taking this Museum in a new and interesting direction. First Friday evenings are great fun. Kids activities are spot on. Often activities are more interactive then your normal museum experience.

Thank Anne w
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 Chinese artist. Art on the...More

Thank Careermanzz
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

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 boarder... but very interesting. The second floor was...More

Thank BuyReallyLow
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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 display their unique collections such as flip flops.

Thank tanya p
Reviewed 10 December 2016

My adult stepson and I had a wonderful time exploring this smaller museum, yet is so full of life and wonder! The displays inspire visitors of any age to learn, read and discover. Very beautiful and simple in design. And it is free, by donation...More

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Much about the ethnic and cultural history of the Santa Cruz area, with very interesting objects. The special exhibits were interesting as well. I stayed more than an hour.

Thank Judith K
Reviewed 14 September 2016

First Friday of every month is free admission at the MAH. Fun to see what they are working on. Strangely, they sell you wine, but when you want to walk around to see the exhibits, they ask you to leave it on an unguarded table...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I adore this museum, especially on Friday nights when it holds its unique and interactive events. Over five years ago it was a sleepy and traditional museum, until the new director came in and breathed new life into it. It is a new breed of...More

Thank Seaspudfamily
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How many Miles is it from center of Santa Cruz?
23 July 2015|
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Response from pamelamR4732JY | Reviewed this property |
Update. The history exhibit is closed until September for setting a new exhibit. Check out the website for music and other fun events sponsored by the MAH.