We are excited to be hosting our annual fundraiser for education programs, the Mission Creek Soiree, on Saturday, May 18. For this special event, the Museum Backyard, Santa Barbara Gallery, Mammal Hall, and Bird Halls are temporarily closed to the public. The Museum will close early at 3:30 PM. But don't worry, there's plenty more to explore all over campus, including a sneak peek of our new dinosaur exhibit Prehistoric Forest!

Facility Rentals

Nestled in Nature...

...there is a unique location for your special occasion at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center. The Museum is nestled along the banks of Mission Creek, shaded by majestic oak trees. The beauty of nature provides a memorable place for ceremonies and receptions. The Sea Center rests atop the Pacific Ocean on historic Stearns Wharf, offering a unique blend of contemporary design and breathtaking views of Santa Barbara, renowned coastline. With one-of-kind spaces nestled in nature, the Museum and Sea Center can accommodate your special event. In addition, the special events staff of the Museum and Sea Center are available to offer exceptional on-site support.

Day or Night...

...large or small, from informally fun to formally festive or somewhere in between, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center offer the perfect settings for rehearsal dinners, weddings, receptions, board meetings, corporate events, client entertainment, and social celebrations.

The Museum and Sea Center also provide full service support with facility rentals, catering recommendations, entertainment options, and historical enhancements. We're here to add the special, detailed touches that make the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center exceptional for any special occasion.

For more information, please contact Meridtih Moore at mmoore@sbnature2.org or call 805-682-4711 ext. 112.

Top photo credit: Nicole Kirshner