Are You A Nature Lover?

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 in becoming 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 age 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 please contact us here to fill out an application.

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This Is How Our Garden Grows…

The Native Garden at the Natural History Museum of Santa Maria is in full bloom. It has been a few years since the opening of the Native Garden and we’re very 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!



Calling All Collectors

Are you a collector? Do you have an amazing collection you would like to share with the public? The Natural History Museum of Santa Maria is looking for collections to feature in our collectors exhibit. Collection submissions can range from the natural history focused to the whimsical or traditional.

If you’re interested in sharing your collection with us, please contact us here with a brief summary of your collection along with photos.