The Museum and Sea Center are closed until it is safe to reopen, but we are working hard on our summer Butterflies Alive! exhibit and look forward to welcoming you soon!

Santa Barbara Gallery

Location: Museum

Description: The Santa Barbara Gallery is our newest exhibit space. Three-levels of unique dioramas highlight the rich biodiversity of Santa Barbara. It is adjacent to our courtyard, which features a fountain madeĀ from 13th-century tiles.


  • Seated dinner: 60
  • Cocktail reception: 100
  • Additional space available with rental combination

Audio-Visual Capabilities:

  • Flat screen TV
  • 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. Event must occur from 5:30-9:30 PM.

Other Services:

  • Catering counseling
  • On-site coordinator & security


Santa Barbara Gallery and Main Courtyard: $2,000

Our Event Manager, Meridith Moore, is available to answer any questions and schedule on-site visit and consultation. Contact her at 805-682-4711 ext. 112, or email at

Santa Barbara Rental Hall