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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