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!

Hours


Open Daily 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Closed early at 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve.
The Museum is closed the last Saturday in June for the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival™.


Admission


Museum Tickets

Adult (18-64 years) $12.00
Senior (65+ years) $8.00
Teen (13-17 years) $8.00
Child (2-12 years) $7.00
Child under 2 years Free

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Free Family Nature Days

The Museum is free on the following dates in 2019:
Sun., January 20
Sat., February 2 (SoCal Museums Free-for-All Day)
Sun., March 17
Sun., April 21
Sun., September 15
Sun., October 20
Sun., November 17
Sun., December 15

Planetarium Tickets

Member Free
Non-member $4.00 (with paid admission)

Locations and Parking

Sea Center Tickets

Adult (18-64 years) $9.00
Senior (65+ years) $8.00
Teen (13-17 years) $8.00
Child (2-12 years) $7.00
Child under 2 years Free

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Group Rates

Rates and options for groups of 10 or more

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for planning a visit

The Museum and Sea Center are pet-free
and non-smoking campuses.

Accessibility

Information on accommodations at the Museum and Sea Center.

Photography and filming are allowed at the Museum and Sea Center for personal use only.
To photograph or film for commercial use/publication, please contact marketing@sbnature2.org.