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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 required indoors per the Santa Barbara County Public Health order on 8/4/2021.

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): $17.00
Senior (65+ years): $15.00
Teen (13-17 years): $15.00
Child (2-12 years): $11.00
Child (under 2 years): Free

Sea Center Admission

Temporarily Closed from September 7, 2021 to February 2022.

The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf will be temporarily closed from September 7, 2021 to February 2022. During this time, the Sea Center’s building infrastructure will be upgraded and upstairs exhibits will be refreshed in order to offer the best guest experience and improved habitats for our live animals. Some animals will be housed temporarily at the Museum's Mission Creek campus during construction so that Museum Members and guests can continue to interact with them. We hope this enables you to continue to learn about the biodiversity of the Santa Barbara Channel and how we can play a role in protecting this unique ecosystem for generations to come.

Tribal Arts VIP Shopping Night

Thursday, December 2, 2021
5:30 PM–8:00 PM

Santa Barbara’s most unique holiday shopping experience is back: Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History!

Get first dibs on an unparalleled selection of one-of-a-kind gifts from around the world during a limited-capacity VIP Night. Bring a date or group of friends to browse 20 vendors representing 30 countries. Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious appetizers as we revel in a starlit evening of indoor/outdoor shopping fun.

Be generous to your loved ones while supporting international artisans and the local community: 25% of proceeds benefit Museum exhibits and education programs.

VIP Shopping Night: Tickets required, $20 per person
Thursday, December 2, 5:30–8:00 PM

The marketplace opens free to the public on the following days:
Friday, December 3,10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, December 4 & Sunday, December 5, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.

Free parking.

Ticket Cost:
VIP Shopping Night Admission: $20.00

Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival®

Saturday, June 25, 2022
2:00 PM–5:00 PM

Join us in 2022 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: $160
Exclusive early entry at 1:00 PM
Full access to 100+ wineries and food purveyors from 1:00–2:00 PM with a limited number of guests
Commemorative crystal wine glass

General Admission: $110
Entry at 2:00 PM
Access to 100+ wineries and food purveyors across Museum’s beautiful outdoor spaces
Commemorative crystal 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): $110.00
Designated Driver: $50.00