Exhibits are a prime public responsibility of our museum.
Access to objects and ideas that pertain to the natural history of the Santa Barbara Region are the focus of the exhibits program at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Most museum exhibits are object-centered and provide a unique visitor experience that cannot be found elsewhere. They are the tangible expression of a museum's mission.
Exhibits educate and entertain.
They stimulate interest, heighten awareness and convey knowledge. Museum visitors learn from and experience exhibits on many levels, both intellectual and emotional. Exhibits communicate to all of the senses through a blend of media techniques.