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Museum Admission

Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Museum and Grounds

Our outdoor exhibits are open to a limited number of guests who reserve online in advance. Indoor exhibits reopen October 15.

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, through our indoor and 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.

Museum Mysteries
October 23–25 (SOLD OUT) and October 30–November 1
Included in admission, free for Members.

Celebrate safely by solving curious mysteries of natural history. Bring your family in costume to enjoy the Museum decorated for Halloween, with even more bats and spiders than usual. Enjoy bottle rocket launches and spooky science experiments. You can purchase a clue kit to turn your visit into a cryptic adventure revealing and decoding hidden messages and following a scavenger hunt. Continue the fun with a take-home activity and come back next week for another mystery!

Limited availability clue kit (add on purchase) includes two secret message magnifying glasses, invisible ink pen, UV light, clues, evidence container, take-home activity, and reusable bag.

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