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UPCOMING EVENTS

Museum Admission

Open Wednesday–Monday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Last entry into the Museum at 4:00 PM.

Tickets are non-refundable. One date change is permitted when requested 24 hours prior to the day of your visit.

Member reservations not required.
Please show photo ID and membership card for free entry.

For more information on what to expect during your visit, click here.

Ticket Cost:
Member: Adult (18+ years): Free
Member: Teen (13-17 years): Free
Member: Child (2-12 years): Free
Member: Child (under 2 years): Free
Adult (18-64 years): $19.00
Senior (65+ years): $17.00
Teen (13-17 years): $17.00
Child (2-12 years): $14.00
Child (under 2 years): Free

Sea Center Admission

Open Daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Discover the wonders of ocean life at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. Located on historic Stearns Wharf, this highly interactive regional aquarium offers you close encounters with marine animals from the Santa Barbara Channel.

Purchase tickets onsite. No advanced reservations.

Ticket Cost:
Member: Adult (18+ years): Free
Member: Teen (13-17 years): Free
Member: Child (2-12 years): Free
Member: Child (under 2 years): Free
Adult (18-64 years): $13.00
Senior (65+ years): $11.00
Teen (13-17 years): $11.00
Child (2-12 years): $10.00
Child (under 2 years): Free

Conversations with a Curator: Native People through the Lens of Edward S. Curtis

Thursday, February 9, 2023
5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Members are invited to go deeper into the background and legacy of the stunning photogravures in our special exhibition Storytelling: Native People through the Lens of Edward S. Curtis. Museum Librarian Terri Sheridan and Associate Curator of Anthropology Brian Barbier, M.A., will answer your questions and discuss the context in which Curtis worked, how it relates to anthropological approaches of his time, and how today’s anthropologists view this nascent period of their discipline. Enjoy beer, wine, and light appetizers during this Members-only evening.

At the Naturalist level or above? Call 805-682-4711 ext. 114 or email membership@sbnature2.org to reserve two tickets for free.

Image: East Mesa Girls, 1921 by Edward S. Curtis

Ticket Cost:
Member: $35.00

Where There Once Was Water with Filmmaker Brittany App

Thursday, February 23, 2023
6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Presented by The Santa Barbara Museum of Nature History and The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature

Where There Once Was Water is a documentary centered on sustainable and healing solutions, a song for the sacred in all of us. It looks at the global water crisis from the driest of places, finding hope and resilience in the Navajo Nation.

Join Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature for a screening followed by Q&A with the filmmaker, Brittany App. Let this film inspire you to write a new story for the future of this precious resource, and be a voice for water.

Ticket Cost:
Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $15.00

Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival®

Saturday, June 24, 2023
2:00 PM–5:00 PM

Join us in 2023 to sip and savor 100+ of the Central Coast's best wineries and culinary delights while enjoying a splendid summer afternoon in the Museum's oak woodland along Mission Creek.

Early Entry: $170
Early entry at 1:00 PM to the Museum Backyard with complimentary hors d’oeurves and entertainment

General Admission: $120
Entry at 2:00 PM

Includes a commemorative wine glass.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival® supports the Museum’s nature and science education programs.

Ticket Cost:
Early Entry (Exclusive early entry at 1:00 PM): SOLD OUT
General Admission (Entry at 2:00 PM): $120.00
Designated Driver: $50.00