Directions and Contact Info

The Norris Center is located in UC Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California. Santa Cruz is located at the northern tip of the Monterey Bay on the Central California coast, approximately 60 miles south of San Francisco. 

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map of science hill with star on the norris center and walking path from the core west parking structure to the norris center

If you are coming by car during our normal hours, you will have to stop at the main parking kiosk here, then get a parking pass that will allow you to park in the Core West Parking Lot. From the Core West Parking Lot, it's a 5 minute walk to us at the Norris Center.

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If you are dropping off/picking up specimens, please contact the Norris Center for information on temporary (10 minute maximum) parking.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History

Mailstop: ENVS

UCSC 1156 High St.

Santa Cruz, CA 95064



(831) 459-4763