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Throughout the year, the Museum offers an exciting variety of adult programs designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of the many facets of our natural world. Lectures and films, classes, field trips, panel discussions, and workshops provide opportunities to experience new ideas, develop new skills, meet active adults with similar interests, and learn from experts.

The Museum also offers a wonderful roster of family programs that create opportunities for parents and children of all ages to have fun learning together.

For more specific information about upcoming adult and family programs, please visit our Calendar page


BranchOut: Nature Escape Room Event - Betrayal in the Biosphere 
Adult Night

Saturday, August 19
5:30–6:15 PM and 6:30–7:15 PM
At Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

BranchOut designs activities that give participants an experience in nature that they will never forget. Modeled off the popular “escape room” movement, participants must work together to solve puzzles and challenges, exploring the great outdoors for clues in a race against the clock.

A multi-million dollar science experiment is in bad shape! Join a team of secret agents tasked with getting the experiment back on track and discover the culprit who’s been sabotaging the mission from the inside! Visit the Museum Backyard after hours and compete to see which team will make it out in the fastest time! BranchOut’s first-ever Adult Night is not to be missed! Light snacks provided.

$16 Members; $20 non-members

Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Must be 18+

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Select Thursdays, June through September

  • June 8, 29
  • August 10, 31
  • September 21


Thursday, August 10, 2017
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
On Stearns Wharf, in front of the Sea Center

Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA Divers LIVE as they explore our local coastal ecosystems such as sea grass beds, kelp forests and more. Ask the divers questions while learning about the habitats and organisms under Stearns Wharf and beyond. FREE public program. 

Information: Contact Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or


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