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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.

Face masks are encouraged as many of our guests are under 5 years old.

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): $18.00
Senior (65+ years): $16.00
Teen (13-17 years): $16.00
Child (2-12 years): $12.00
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

Birds of Autumn Eight-Week Class

Mondays: October 3–November 21, 2022
8:30–10:30 AM

Eight-week class
Mondays: October 3–November 21, 2022
8:30–10:30 AM

Join expert birder Rebecca Coulter for fall migration in some of the region’s best birding spots. Explore woodlands, waters, and grasslands as migrants move through our area, en route to wintering grounds nearby and beyond. Build your auditory birding skills during eight weeks of in-person two-hour field sessions as we listen to the chorus of residents and migrants alike.

Transportation not included; each session meets at designated locations at 8:30 AM.

Members must have their active Member ID number available at the time of registration to receive Member pricing. Detailed location information will be sent to registrants before their first session.

For all questions regarding course content and logistics, please call Jenna Hamilton-Rolle 805-682-4711 ext. 172.

Vaccination is required.

Participants must be age 16+ years to register.

For assistance with purchasing call Ali Nygaard 805-682-4711 ext. 110. Refunds are available if you cancel your registration before September 19, 2022. Due to registration challenges, no refunds are available after that time. Due to processing charges all cancellations/refunds will incur a 10% fee regardless of cancellation date.

Photo credit Sue Cook

Creep the Halls: Midnight Circus

Saturday, October 29, 2022
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Experience a magical circus of surprises during the Museum’s debut adults-only (21+) Halloween celebration. Come in costume to crawl our creepy halls and spooky woods in a progressive party with a spectacular finale under the big top! Enjoy food and drink, performers, a live band, and dancing.

Get creepy for the community during this frightening fundraiser; all net proceeds support the Museum’s nature and science education programs.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: $120.00

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): $170.00
General Admission (Entry at 2:00 PM): $120.00
Designated Driver: $50.00