It is Our Mission to inspire and educate our community through regional collections and to promote the discovery and appreciation of the natural world.
The Natural History Museum of Santa Maria (formerly the Samuel J. Perry Natural History Museum) is a non-profit organization, which was founded in September, 1996 through an endowment made in memory of Samuel J. Perry. At that time, it began with only a dream and a website, in actual fact. The dream was to provide science/natural history enrichment for the public schools, with “live” hands-on experiences for the kids.
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR