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!

Schools & Teachers

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Mission Canyon Campus and Sea Center offer school groups unique hands-on, experiential learning experiences through various activities designed to meet specific educational goals. School programs are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Reservations are required for all programs.

Teachers may also utilize Museum specimens and curriculum by joining the Nature Collection Lending Library during the school year. Explore the tabs to the right to see our current offerings.