Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Museum and Grounds
Starting February 20, our outdoor exhibits including Prehistoric Forest, Dinorama, and the Museum Backyard are open to a limited number of guests who reserve online in advance. Indoor exhibits are temporarily closed due to county health orders.
Members get early access to the Museum from
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. Single-layer materials (e.g., bandanas) and masks with valves are not allowed per CDC guidelines
We have implemented a one-way flow of movement from the Admissions, through 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.