Museum News

The Big Basin Museum and Research Center is generating some exciting buzz around town. Read all about it!


Scotts Valley Times: How Big Basin's Nature Museum Will Inspire Environmental Stewards

July 1, 2017

According to this SVT article, engaging visitors in a sensory exploration of nature will inspire them to care for California's oldest state park, the same way the nation's first conservationists did in 1902.

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Campaign to Renovate Historic Big Basin Nature Museum Underway

April 19, 2017

Santa Cruz State Parks manager of Interpretation and Education, Elizabeth Hammack, describes details of plans for the museum's renovation and exhibit design.

KSBW: Boulder Creek's Overlooked Nature Gem

March 6, 2017

This segment highlights the current museum renovation campaign along with the $25K dollar-for-dollar matching challenge from the Dean Witter Foundation. Mountain Parks Foundations own Brenda Holmes and Larry Tierney are featured.