Museum open Weds–Mon, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf open daily; both 10:00 AM–5:00 PM


The Museum and Sea Center offers unique, hands-on programs providing enrichment on a wide range of scientific topics to encourage the understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Explore the educational opportunities below and find current event offerings by clicking on the link to the right.

Science Pub 

First Monday of each month, 6:30–8:00 PM

Join our fun and friendly conversation and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature in this ongoing series of free science talks held on the second Monday of every month. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan’s (18 E. Ortega St. in downtown Santa Barbara) early to secure a seat and order your favorite food and drink.

Visit our Youtube playlist to watch more than a dozen Science Pub From Home recordings whenever you like.

Do you have questions or ideas for new programs? Contact Director of Education, Jenna Rolle at or call 805-682-4711 ext. 172.