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!

Counselors in Training

Applications for 2019 are open!

Application deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019

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Ready to upgrade from camper to counselor? Apply to be a Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) in our Nature Adventure Camps! C.I.T.’s get to experience science and nature with kids through educational crafts and fun activities. The C.I.T. program is a perfect opportunity to increase your skills working with children, earn community hours and explore the Mission Creek Campus and Sea Center.


  • 14-17 years old
  • Available for at least one 5-day summer camp
  • Available to attend all important program dates:
    • May 11, 2019: CIT Interview
    • June 7, 2019: Orientation
    • August 17, 2019: Teen Programs Appreciation Ceremony

Information about the CIT program:

Contact Ty Chin, Nature Adventures Manager at tchin@sbnature2.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 171.

For more information about Teen Programs:

Contact Jenna Rolle, Teen Programs Manager at jrolle@sbnature2.org or 805-682-4711 ext. 172.