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COVID-19 UPDATE: Both the Faye G. Belardi Memorial Gallery in Felton and the Grace Episcopal Gallery are now open, see below for detatils. The Musuem offices in Boulder Creek remain closed.


The San Lorenzo Valley Museum has partnered with the Ken Norris Center for Natural History at UC Santa Cruz to produce an exhibition about the diverse and changing faces of naturalists in Santa Cruz County.

This exhibition is open for in-person visits Thursday through Sunday. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-4 PM, and Friday 4-7 PM. No reservation required. If you would prefer a private tour for yourself or your pod please call (831) 338-8382.

The Look-Act-Inspire exhibition features the contributions of notable past and present naturalists, as well as envisioning the future naturalists of Santa Cruz County. A major display is devoted to the enormous contributions the late Fred McPherson made to our understanding and conservation of the San Lorenzo Valley watershed.

The exhibition also highlights contributions from Randall Morgan, Ken Moore, and many other contemporary naturalists who are currently managing and restoring landscapes, educating the public and younger generations, and advocating for conservation of the natural areas and species in our county. One display highlights the diverse young naturalists being trained at the Norris Center for Natural History.

You can visit the online exhibition by clicking HERE.

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Gadgets & Gizmos

This online exhibition celebrates the ingenuity of the people of the Santa Cruz Mountains through the patents they filed or the patented machinery they built here.

This exhibition is open for in-person visits on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-4PM. No reservation required. If you would prefer a private tour for yourself or your pod please call (831) 338-8382.

Each gadget was once a new invention. This exhibition explores gadgets of the past used and in some cases invented or hand-made here in the San Lorenzo Valley.


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San Lorenzo Valley Museum
12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006 Map Here
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