As a Community, Santa Cruz County residents found healing and solace in nature throughout 2020, but always with the stark reminder that natural phenomena can completely alter our ways of life.
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is offering a new Virtual Photography Exhibit featuring sixty-two Santa Cruz County residents and nearly one-hundred images and stories exploring how our community has captured and reflected upon this unique year.
All of the images included in this exceptional exhibit were taken in Santa Cruz County in the year 2020 by local residents.
Explore the virtual exhibit at: https://www.santacruzmuseum.org/2020-vision/
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Under the guidance of our Board of Directors, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History operates in support of its Mission:
• Connecting People with Nature and Science to Inspire Stewardship of the Natural World.
Historically, we are the first museum in Santa Cruz, dating back to 1904 with the founding collection of Santa Cruz lighthouse keeper and naturalist, Laura Hecox. Today the Museum features educational, hands-on exhibits for children, families and adults who are curious about the world they live in and the natural history of one of the most scenic locations on the California coast. Many locals know the Museum by the life-size gray whale statue, created in 1982, that rests near its entrance, between Tyrrell Park and Seabright State Beach.
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Core Goals:
• Build community around stewardship for the environment
• Create a dynamic place for learning, dialogue, study, and exploration
• Offer interactive educational experiences for children, families and adults
• Celebrate the diversity of species, people, and cultures
• Embrace global environmental awareness and local action
• Collaborate with others to create positive change
• Uphold ethics, integrity, and mutual respect in all we do
More information is available at: https://www.santacruzmuseum.org/about-us/