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Museum Admission

Open Wednesday–Monday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Last entry into the Museum at 4:00 PM.

Tickets are non-refundable. One date change is permitted when requested 24 hours prior to the day of your visit.

Member reservations not required.
Please show photo ID and membership card for free entry.

For more information on what to expect during your visit, click here.

Ticket Cost:
Member: Adult (18+ years): Free
Member: Teen (13-17 years): Free
Member: Child (2-12 years): Free
Member: Child (under 2 years): Free
Adult (18-64 years): $19.00
Senior (65+ years): $17.00
Teen (13-17 years): $17.00
Child (2-12 years): $14.00
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 regional aquarium offers you close encounters with marine animals from the Santa Barbara Channel.

Purchase tickets onsite. No advanced reservations.

Ticket Cost:
Member: Adult (18+ years): Free
Member: Teen (13-17 years): Free
Member: Child (2-12 years): Free
Member: Child (under 2 years): Free
Adult (18-64 years): $15.00
Senior (65+ years): $13.00
Teen (13-17 years): $13.00
Child (2-12 years): $11.00
Child (under 2 years): Free

Chumash Ethnobotany Returns: Book Launch and Signing

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
5:00 PM–7:30 PM

Chumash Ethnobotany: Plant Knowledge Among the Chumash People of Southern California is back by popular demand! This book is a must-read for anyone interested in native plants, Native American culture, or the natural history of Southern California.

The second edition of this remarkable publication—authored by Curator Emeritus of Ethnography Jan Timbrook, Ph.D., and featuring stunning illustrations by Chris Chapman—is a testament to its enduring popularity and continued relevance to readers, researchers, and individuals passionate about ethnobotany and the rich botanical heritage of the Chumash people.

Join us for a reception, talk, Q&A, and book signing with Dr. Timbrook as we celebrate the release of the second edition. Copies will be available for sale in paperback form ($37.95) and a special limited edition hardcover ($75).

Members $14, non-members $20. Ticket price includes refreshments and $10 off the purchase of a book.

Questions? Contact Kim Zsembik at kzsembik@sbnature2.org

Ticket Cost:
Member: $14.00
Non-Member: $20.00

Photography in the Butterfly Pavilion

Friday, July 19, 2024
5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Grab your macro lens and spend 90 minutes surrounded by winged wonders in the beautiful garden of Butterflies Alive!

For this photographer-only after-hours session, tripods are welcome. A photo release will be provided for you to use the images as you choose, personally or commercially. Weather not guaranteed: This event will proceed whether it’s sunny, foggy, or rainy, and will only be canceled/refunded in the event of extreme heat or lightning.

Space is limited to 15 participants, so reserve your spot now.

Members $45, non-members $65

Questions? Contact Kim Zsembik at kzsembik@sbnature2.org

credit: Photo by Gary Robinson

Ticket Cost:
Member: $45.00
Non-Member: $65.00