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Museum Admission - Outdoor Areas

Our outdoor spaces are open to a limited number of guests who reserve online in advance.

We have made changes to our cleaning and guest services protocols to keep everyone as safe as possible. Masks are required for anyone three years or older and must cover your nose and mouth at all times while on Museum property.

We have implemented a one-way flow of movement from the Admissions Office to our outdoor exhibits, and exiting past the observatory to the parking lot. Please maintain at least a six foot distance between you and anyone not in your household.

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

Butterflies Alive Exhibit is now closed.

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): $7.50
Senior (65+ years): $6.00
Teen (13-17 years): $6.00
Child (2-12 years): $4.50
Child (under 2 years): Free

The Natural History of Wine and Spirits: Geology and Grassini

Saturday, October 10, 2020
4:00 PM–6:00 PM

Discover how deliciously geology pairs with wine! Learn about the geology of the Santa Ynez Valley from Dibblee Curator of Earth Science Jonathan Hoffman, Ph.D., on his video journey to the Grassini Family Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA. During this rare opportunity to see the private vineyard, Grassini winemaker Bradley Long explains why viticulturists need to know their soils and microclimates to produce consistently great wines from unique and variable land. At home, you’ll uncork the final product and apply what you’ve learned during a live Zoom wine tasting with Grassini CEO Katie Grassini and her husband Grassini National Sales Manager Dean McKillen.

Customize your experience with a range of ticketing options below, from a fun night in learning about wine to a private tasting to remember!

Ticket Cost:
BYOB Level (delivered by email): $20.00
Aficionado Level (plus shipping if mailed; pickup at the Museum is available): $100.00
Gourmet Package for two Add-on (pickup only at the Museum): $25.00
Sponsorship: Connoisseur Level (plus shipping if mailed; pickup available): $250.00
Sponsorship: Adventurer Level (plus shipping if mailed; pickup available): $500.00