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!


There are various volunteer opportunities across the Mission Canyon and Sea Center sites. Before completing an application, review the program choices and select the application form that suits your interests:

Butterfly Application

Individual Application

Group Application

All applicants will be contacted by the volunteer manager at the appropriate site. 

All Museum and Sea Center volunteers that are 18 or older who work with the public are required to complete a Live Scan fingerprint. Forms and information are provided by the volunteer manager.

Yes. Community service forms are available at all high school guidance offices and must be delivered to the volunteer manager for verification and signature.

Click here for more information about all the volunteer opportunities, or contact the volunteer managers at each site:

Museum: Rebecca Fagan Coulter

Sea Center: Sam Macks