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.

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 made 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

Please contact Caroline Baker Director of Development at

Santa Barbara Rental Hall