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!

Prehistoric Forest Exhibit Opening

At the Wooded Area

May 18, 2019 / 10:00 AM–3:30 PM

Through September 2: Take a stroll back in time and come face-to-face with dinosaurs on the banks of Mission Creek! Meet a Tyrannosaurus rex, the formidably armored Stegosaurus, high-crested Parasaurolophus, and Triceratops and Ankylosaurus mamas with their young. These hand-crafted moving animatronics spark the imaginations of dinosaur-lovers of all ages.

The exhibit is included in Museum admission.

Note: Exhibit will close at 3:30 PM on May 25 for a private event.

Thanks to our generous exhibit sponsors CLU/KCLU, Museum League, Walter J. & Holly O. Thomson Foundation, and Montecito Bank & Trust.

Related Exhibition: Prehistoric Forest