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“An affordable little gem of a museum”

Museum of Art & History
Ranked #21 of 83 things to do in Santa Cruz
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Owner description: Native American pottery and modern beach photos all on exhibit.
Santa Cruz
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An affordable little gem of a museum”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

A small but bright and interesting museum with three (four) levels of small galleries. There's also a small rooftop deck with some sculpture you should check out. One of the larger galleries is dedicated to Santa Cruz County history. If you like history, you'll probably love this permanent exhibit as it details Santa Cruz's beginnings as a collection of lime and timber camps, to a seaside getaway in the early 1900's. Admission is just $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Definitely worth a visit! You could cover it all in about an hour to hour and a half.

Visited March 2012
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lots of new events going on here!”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

MAH has the 1st Friday with a special exhibit, but did you know that there is now a 3rd Friday event? Yes! They now have one!!!
Love the new curator's ideas and involvement with the museum and patrons!

Visited February 2012
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Santa Ana, California
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A peek into history”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

We only went to see the history part of the museum. It was an enlightening exhibition of the Santa Cruz notables, peoples, industry, and how it became what it is today. Give at least an hour to see. It was worth it.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Marcia V
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The curator is extremely talented.”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

The revolving exhibits are worth checking out. Great care with an artistic flare goes into the upkeep of this wonderful place.

Visited December 2011
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San Francisco
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent Small Museum”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

A very good permanent collection and great special exhibits - like the ceramics show from last year.

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