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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): $12.00
Senior (65+ years): $8.00
Teen (13-17 years): $8.00
Child (2-12 years): $7.00
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

Members’ Party 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019
5:00 PM–7:30 PM

Join us for our annual Members’ Party on Friday, May 31. We’ll showcase our two new summer shows, Butterflies Alive! and Prehistoric Forest. Delight in fun activities for the entire family. Delicious tacos by Museum Chef Pete Clements, beer by Rincon Brewery, and wine are available for purchase.

Attending the Members’ Party is free. Pre-purchase tickets for food.

Your name will be on the guest list at check-in. No physical tickets are issued.

The Museum’s parking lot is limited in space. Please park at the Santa Barbara Mission. A shuttle will be available.

For more information, call 805-682-4711 ext. 114 or 110.

Ticket Cost:
Taco Bar - Adult: $15.00
Taco Bar - Kids (12 and under): $6.00

Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival

Saturday, June 29, 2019
2:00 PM–5:00 PM

Note: Tickets to this year's festival are sold out as of April 15, 2019.

The region's premier wine and food festival returns Saturday, June 29 with another epic line up of wineries and food purveyors.

Sip and savor 100+ of the Central Coast's best wineries and culinary delights while enjoying the Museum's beautiful, creekside setting under majestic redwoods and oak trees.

New this year, we'll be expanding the Festival to the Museum's revamped Backyard and Butterfly Pavilion. The VIP Lounge area across the creek will be double the size, and all guests will have more room to roam, sip, and nosh!

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