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Explore and discover the wonders of nature in The Museum Backyard. Climb boulders,  build a fort, search for bugs and small critters, create mudpies, explore the water course, perform on stage, and so much more.

Meet other families and make new friends.  Enjoy being outdoors in The Museum Backyard.

Entrance to The Museum Backyard is included with general admission.
Museum Members free. Non-members $12/adult, $8/senior, $8/teen, $7/child.
(Summer admission may differ)

 
HOW TO GET TO THE MUSEUM BACKYARD



From the Admissions Office make your way to white trellis near Mission Creek.

Follow the painted pathway from the trellis to the Willow Arches on your left.
 



Go through the arches and stroll through Boulder Alley.
 

Stay on the path through Boulder Alley and you will enter The Museum Backyard when you see the fort building area.

 

 
WHAT TO DO IN THE MUSEUM BACKYARD


 

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NATURE CLUB HOUSE:

Guests are invited to enjoy the Backyard during regular Museum hours. All guests must enter through the main Admissions Office. Guests are also welcome to explore the Nature Club House when it is open and staffed.

Club House hours change from week to week. Hours are posted each week outside of the Admissions Office and on the deck of the Club House.

The Club House is most consistently open during morning business hours (10AM-12PM) Tuesdays-Sundays. Please call in advance to verify times.

For more information, please contact Justin Canty at 805-682-4711 ext. 162 or jcanty@sbnature2.org.

OUTDOOR NATURE EXPLORATIONS (SUNDAYS AT 10:30AM)

Explore nature with our Backyard Naturalist on Sunday mornings at 10:30AM. Engage in hands-on activities in the beautiful outdoor settings of the Museum.

Groups explore the Oak Woodland and/or Riparian ecosystems. Activities may include invertebrate search, leaf rubbings, sound mapping and more*.

SIGN-UP and MEET outside of the Club House in the Museum Backyard. (Space is limited).

Caution: May involve exploration through uneven terrain. Close-toed shoes are required.

*Activities and times are subject to change based on capactiy and weather conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

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