An Introduction

The Natural History Museum was established in 1996 as a non profit named The Samuel J. Perry Natural History Museum in memory of a native Santa Marian. Soma Baldwin,Esq, Larry Bell CPA,and Virginia Perry Souza were founding board members. In 1999 as the Museum grew and was about to occupy it's current location ,the name was changed to The Natural History Museum, Santa Maria, California to share the stewardship of the agency with all the people of the area.



Our Mission

"To inspire and educate our community through regional collections and to promote the discovery and appreciation of the natural world."




Email: naturalhistory.santamaria@verizon.net

Call or write to:

The Natural History Museum
P.O. Box 5254
Santa Maria,Ca 93456
(Physical Location: 412 South McClelland)
(805)614-0806 Phone&Fax

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