Museum Admission - Outdoor Areas
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Museum and Grounds
Our outdoor spaces—including our Butterfly Pavilion—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 the outdoor spaces, through or past the Butterfly Pavilion to the Backyard, 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.