The Hart museum will remain closed until further notice. The County approved a motion to begin negotiations to transfer ownership of William S. Hart Park and Museum to the City of Santa Clarita. Learn more.

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Your generosity ensures that we can deliver virtual programming for all ages during our temporary closure, continue groundbreaking scientific research, and care for the preservation of over 35 million specimens.

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  • Supporting Schools: Bringing science to life beyond the classroom with engaging interactive learning for 200,000 local students and teachers each year. 

  • Conducting Research: With onsite experts representing 15 curatorial disciplines, our museums are global leaders in researching and understanding the relationship between nature, cities, and people.

  • Engaging the Community: Our public programs partner experts with ‘community scientists’ and have inspired people to contribute nearly 160,000 urban nature observation that are used to conduct groundbreaking research.

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