The Museum is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. Masks required indoors. The Sea Center is closed for renovations through spring 2022.

Children & Families

Throughout the year, the Museum offers an exciting variety of family programs designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of the many facets of our natural world. Explore the tabs to the right to see our current offerings.

Nature Adventures Camps & Classes at Home

Nature Adventures™ is hands-on, minds-on, and hearts-on. Our live, interactive, and engaging Zoom meetings with trained instructors weave together science, art, and literature into fun learning activities. Camps and classes are based on kid-approved topics like bugs, inventions, sharks, and wizarding.

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Commitment to Nature-Based Learning

We're proud to participate in Richard Louv’s Children & Nature Network (C&NN), as well as our localized collaborative of nature-based learning organizations and individuals, Leave No Child Inside Santa Barbara. We share C&NN’s vision to build “a world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives.” By providing programs and exhibits that allow for hands-on experiences where nature provides the curriculum (like the Museum Backyard), we're striving to help make that vision a reality.