Upcoming Events

Visit the Exhibit in Person

The in-person exhibit is officially open to the public! Starting March 19th, the exhibit will be open Thursdays 1-4PM, Fridays 4-7PM, Saturdays 1-4PM and Sundays 1-4PM. You can reserve 30-minute timeslots for your pod to visit the exhibit on Thursdays and Saturdays on Eventbrite. Visiting on Fridays and Sundays does not require a reservation. Capacity is limited on all days to 8 people (including docents!) in the museum, and masks are required throughout. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Norris Center at norris@ucsc.edu. Directions to the San Lorenzo Valley Museum in Felton are here

Register to visit on a Thursday or Saturday, or come drop by on a Friday or Sunday starting on March 19th!

Upcoming Events


June 14: Hidden Wonders: A Natural History Film Series Screening Event featuring Fred McPherson

We are excited to announce our next event will be jointly hosted with the San Lorenzo Valley Museum in-person at the Belardi Gallery in Felton. Join us to see Fred McPherson's film edited by a team of Norris Center Film Interns led by Jessica Carver.  This event is free and you can register by emailing us at norris@ucsc.edu 

The event will take place on Monday June 14th at 8 PM in the back outdoor areas of the Belardi Gallery where the Look, Act and Inspire exhibit is hosted until June 30th. The event is outdoors so you may want to bring a jacket. You may also bring a lawn chair if desired; we will provide blankets and tarps to sit on if you do not have a chair. Attendees must bring a mask and follow proper social distancing protocols with members outside their household. 


Past Events:

If you missed our virtual opening on January 31, here is a link to the recording, and a compilation of the participant's hommages to inspirational Santa Cruz Country nature and naturalists. 

If you missed Christian Schwarz's wonderful first lecture on fire-following fungi, here's a link to the recording

If you missed our March 7th event on nature journaling with Jessica Carver, here's a link to the recording.

If you missed our April 13th event about Randy Morgan's Collections, here's a link to the recording.

Our past event on April 25th "Celebrating Earth" and on May 6th "Ethnobotany with Rick Flores" was in-person and does not have a recording.

If you missed our May 19th event about Coast Redwoods and Fire with Zane Moore, a recording is coming soon.