Museum open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM (last entry at 4:00 PM). Reservations recommended. Sea Center on Stearns Wharf open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, purchase tickets on-site. Please wear a mask to protect those unvaccinated, especially our youngest guests.

Bird Habitat Hall

Location: Museum

Description: Bird Habitat Hall has been newly refurbished and features eight dioramas depicting a variety of habitats in the Santa Barbara region. Dioramas include breathtaking landscapes painted by Ray Strong.


  • Seated dinner: 80
  • Cocktail reception: 100
  • Additional space available with rental combination

Audio-Visual Capabilities:

  • Must contact Museum-approved A/V technician for use of A/V equipment.

Internet Access: Yes


  • Up to 150 cars on site.

Limitations: No smoking, balloons, confetti, or open flames.

Other Services:

  • Catering counseling
  • On-site coordinator & security


Bird Habitat Hall and Main Courtyard: $2,000

Please contact Caroline Baker Director of Development at

Bird Hall Rental