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!
May 19, 2019 Date

Upcoming Events

Butterflies Alive! Exhibit Opening
Saturday, May 25
From May 25-September 2: Walk through a beautiful garden while nearly 1,000 live butterflies flutter freely around you. The exhibit features a dazzling variety of butterflies,...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Eyes in the Sky - Live Birds of Prey
Saturday, May 25
Eyes in the Sky is Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s key wildlife education program featuring six birds of prey that were rescued and rehabilitated but, due to permanent d...
2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Planetarium Shows - Weekends
Saturday, May 25
11:00 AM - Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars Learn about comets, planets, constellations, and more in this live presentation designed for families with very young children.Run...
3:00 PM–3:40 PM
Eyes in the Sky - Live Birds of Prey
Sunday, May 26
Eyes in the Sky is Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s key wildlife education program featuring six birds of prey that were rescued and rehabilitated but, due to permanent d...
2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Planetarium Shows - Weekends
Sunday, May 26
11:00 AM - Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars Learn about comets, planets, constellations, and more in this live presentation designed for families with very young children.Run...
3:00 PM–3:40 PM
Planetarium Shows - Memorial Day
Monday, May 27
2:00 PM - Universe: User’s Guide Blue Sky and red Sun: myths and false claims in astronomy. We will try to correct some misconceptions in astronomy and answer some popul...
2:00 PM–3:40 PM
Planetarium Shows - Weekdays
Tuesday, May 28
Mondays 3:00 PM - What’s Up Get a close-up view of the sun through our state-of-the-art telescopes in the Palmer Observatory, then discuss the current night sky during a...
3:00 PM–3:40 PM
Planetarium Shows - Weekdays
Wednesday, May 29
Mondays 3:00 PM - What’s Up Get a close-up view of the sun through our state-of-the-art telescopes in the Palmer Observatory, then discuss the current night sky during a...
3:00 PM–3:40 PM
Eyes in the Sky - Live Birds of Prey
Thursday, May 30
Eyes in the Sky is Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s key wildlife education program featuring six birds of prey that were rescued and rehabilitated but, due to permanent d...
2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Planetarium Shows - Weekdays
Thursday, May 30
Mondays 3:00 PM - What’s Up Get a close-up view of the sun through our state-of-the-art telescopes in the Palmer Observatory, then discuss the current night sky during a...
3:00 PM–3:40 PM