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!

Field Trips

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Mission Canyon Campus and Sea Center offer school groups unique learning experiences aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Download 2018-2019 School Program Guide

Reservations are required for all programs

Museum School Programs

Booking Directly: bookings@sbnature2.org or call 805-682-4711 ext. 108
OR fill out a Museum School Programs Information Form. A staff person will follow-up within five business days to complete your registration.

Sea Center School Programs

Booking Directly: seacenterbookings@sbnature2.org or call 805-962-2526 ext. 108.
OR fill out a Sea Center School Programs Information Form. A staff person will follow-up within five business days to complete your registration.

Cost

Museum of Natural History Mission Canyon Campus
$100 per day, per class

Sea Center
$50 per day, per class October-February; $100 per class March-May

A non-refundable $50 registration fee is required to reserve your day (in addition to the full cost of the program) unless paid in full when booking.

Title I School Financial Assistance

The Museum offers a limited number of scholarships to Title I schools who qualify. For eligibility, please inquire upon booking. All field trips that qualify for financial assistance must pay a $50.00 non-refundable booking fee (per visit, per class) to secure their reservation.

Fees, Terms & Conditions

All payments are non-refundable. No date changes once booked. All Programs run rain or shine and are non-refundable. Per class fee includes 1 free adult for every 5 students. Additional adults must pay regular admission costs.