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!


Quasars to Sea Stars

Interested in exploring science and nature in a museum setting? Quasars to Sea Stars is a three year program that allows high school teens to gain hands-on experience in science related careers.


Earn community service hours while having fun collaborating with other local teens as a Museum VolunTEEN. Open to teens age 13-17, VolunTEENS become museum ambassadors by presenting tours to museum guests.

Counselors in Training (CITS)

Teens age 14-17 earn community service hours and gain valuable skills while inspiring young children in the Museum’s summer Nature Adventure Camps.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Discount at the Museum Giftshop
  • New skills and experiences to add to your resume and college applications
  • One-on-one training from Museum educators
  • Opportunities to meet new people, make friends, and have fun

Explore the tabs to the right to locate specific applications and to learn more about our current offerings.

Teens age 14-17 earn community service hours and gain valuable skills .

Quasars to Sea Stars
Counselors in Training