Museum indoor & outdoor exhibits are open to a limited number of guests who reserve online in advance. The Museum is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Reserve tickets for the Museum at // The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Tickets are available on-site only.

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