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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.

Face masks are required indoors per the Santa Barbara County Public Health order on 8/4/2021.

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): $17.00
Senior (65+ years): $15.00
Teen (13-17 years): $15.00
Child (2-12 years): $11.00
Child (under 2 years): Free

Sea Center Admission

Temporarily Closed from September 7, 2021 to February 2022.

The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf will be temporarily closed from September 7, 2021 to February 2022. During this time, the Sea Center’s building infrastructure will be upgraded and upstairs exhibits will be refreshed in order to offer the best guest experience and improved habitats for our live animals. Some animals will be housed temporarily at the Museum's Mission Creek campus during construction so that Museum Members and guests can continue to interact with them. We hope this enables you to continue to learn about the biodiversity of the Santa Barbara Channel and how we can play a role in protecting this unique ecosystem for generations to come.

The Natural History of Wine, Beer, and Spirits: Marine Animal Care and Cutler’s Artisan Spirits

Saturday, January 8, 2022
3:30 PM–5:00 PM

Meet Lead Aquarist Nora Frank, M.S., and peek behind the scenes at her work caring for hundreds of live animals at the Sea Center, from Giant Pacific Seahorses to the endangered White Abalone. At this in-person tasting, you’ll learn about aquarium life while enjoying a taste of gin and vodka from Cutler’s Artisan Spirits. Discover the 106-year history of Ian Cutler’s thriving family business in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone.

Ticket Cost:
Aficionado Level: $50.00
Gourmet Package Add-on: $25.00
Sponsorship – Adventurer Level: $500.00

Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival®

Saturday, June 25, 2022
2:00 PM–5:00 PM

Join us in 2022 to sip and savor 100+ of the Central Coast's best wineries and culinary delights while enjoying a splendid summer afternoon in the Museum's oak woodland along Mission Creek.

Early Entry: $160
Exclusive early entry at 1:00 PM
Full access to 100+ wineries and food purveyors from 1:00–2:00 PM with a limited number of guests
Commemorative crystal wine glass

General Admission: $110
Entry at 2:00 PM
Access to 100+ wineries and food purveyors across Museum’s beautiful outdoor spaces
Commemorative crystal wine glass

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival® supports the Museum’s nature and science education programs.

Ticket Cost:
Early Entry (Exclusive early entry at 1:00 PM): SOLD OUT
General Admission (Entry at 2:00 PM): $110.00
Designated Driver: $50.00