The Native Garden at the Natural History Museum of Santa Maria is in full bloom. It has been more than six months since the opening of the Native Garden and we’re so excited with the progress and growth of the garden. The pictures don’t tell the whole story. You have to come see it and smell all the wonderful scents for yourself!
The Natural History Museum is currently accepting applications for new Docents & Volunteers. We’re a 100% volunteer based organization and operate year round through the contributions and efforts of those who support the NHM with their time and enthusiasm for the Natural World. If you have an interest to become a Docent or volunteer for the Natural History Museum we would like to talk with you. No experience is necessary. Just a willingness to learn and share your love of Natural History.
Prospective Docents need to be at least 18 years of age. If you’re a teen nature lover we are also accepting applications for High School students for our new VolunTeen program. All prospective volunteers will be subject to background screen and interview.
If you’d like to get involved with the Natural History Museum you can contact us via Facebook, Phone: 805-614-0608, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the NHM located at 412 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria CA 93454 and fill out an application.
The Natural History Museum of Santa Maria has partnered with the Central Coast Aquarium on Saturday, February 6th from 12-2pm. The guest presenters will be Lesley Stein, Director of Programs and Husbandry and Travis Norton, Lead Aquarist.
They will be sharing local animals found here in the ocean of the Central Coast area including:
The mission of the Central Coast Aquarium is to cultivate a community dedicated to ocean stewardship. The aquarium was born from a passion for the sea and community and is committed to providing opportunities centered around education, engagement and action. Based in Avila Beach, California, the center expands the aquarium visit by offering a fun, hands-on experience that fosters education and encourages stewardship of our oceans.
Come join us for a fun, educational experience!
Museum Hours: Wed-Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm • Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm
412 So. McClelland Street,
Santa Maria (next to lawn bowling) · 805-614-0806
Are you a collector? Do you have an amazing collection that you want to share with the public? The Natural History Museum of Santa Maria is looking for collections to feature in our new collectors exhibit. Collection submissions can range from the natural history focused to the whimsical or traditional.
If you’re interested in sharing with your collection, please email email@example.com with a brief summary of your collection along with some photos. For more information, please contact Carlos Lesne at 805-614-0806.