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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): $15.00
Senior (65+ years): $12.00
Teen (13-17 years): $12.00
Child (2-12 years): $9.00
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

SBNature Pass

Open Daily 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

With SBNature Pass you can enjoy admission to both the Museum and Sea Center at a reduced price. Tickets are valid for 48 hours. Please select the date of your first visit to the Museum or Sea Center.

Ticket Cost:
Adult (18-64 years): $20.00
Child (2-12 years): $12.00
Senior (65+ years): $16.00
Teen (13-17 years): $16.00

VIP Night - Exclusive Shopping Party

Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30 PM–8:00 PM

You’re invited to be one of the first to experience the 2019 Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace!

Join us for an exclusive VIP night to enjoy delicious wine, appetizers, and desserts while getting first pick of an unparalleled selection of unique, authentic gifts from around the world.

At one of the Museum’s largest fundraisers, you can be generous to your loved ones while supporting international artisans and the local community: 25% of proceeds benefit Museum exhibits and education programs.

Admission includes two glasses of wine, appetizers, and dessert.

Limited tickets available, get yours today.

Marketplace opens to the public:

  • Friday, December 6
    10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8
    10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: $20.00