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UPCOMING EVENTS

Museum Admission

Open Daily 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Experience our interactive exhibits for all ages—paired with the Central Coast’s only planetarium—on 17 acres of oak woodland along Mission Creek. Learn about the Santa Barbara region’s unique and diverse natural history, and then go outside to explore nature in the Museum Backyard.

Ticket Cost:
Member: Free
Adult (18-64 years): $15.00
Senior (65+ years): $12.00
Teen (13-17 years): $12.00
Child (2-12 years): $9.00
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 marine education facility offers you close encounters with marine animals from the Santa Barbara Channel. In addition to permanent exhibits, the Sea Center hosts unique events and special educational programming, including the Live Dive series.

Ticket Cost:
Member: Free
Adult (18-64 years): $9.00
Senior (65+ years): $8.00
Teen (13-17 years): $8.00
Child (2-12 years): $7.00
Child (under 2 years): Free

SBNature Pass

Open Daily 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

With SBNature Pass you can enjoy admission to both the Museum and Sea Center at a reduced price. Tickets are valid for 48 hours. Please select the date of your first visit to the Museum or Sea Center.

Ticket Cost:
Adult (18-64 years): $20.00
Child (2-12 years): $12.00
Senior (65+ years): $16.00
Teen (13-17 years): $16.00

Adult Swim

Friday, July 26, 2019
5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Enjoy the Sea Center’s unique hands-on exhibits after the kids have all gone home!

Bring your friends or a date to get your hands wet touching friendly Swell Sharks, anemones, and sea stars. Enjoy breathtaking evening views of Santa Barbara’s coastline over a glass of Deep Sea wine and light nibbles (included with admission).

Must be 21+ with valid ID.

Ticket Cost:
Member: $15.00
General Admission: $20.00

The Artist’s Table

Friday, September 27, 2019
5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Join eleven local celebrity artists for a delightful reception and delicious gourmet dinner at the Museum. Beautiful contemporary art will be for sale during the reception and eleven pieces (one by each artist) will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during dinner.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: $200.00