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.

As we are in the process of filling the role of director of education, we do not have the necessary team members in place for our winter camp programs. We are looking forward to a robust spring and summer camp season and will keep you posted on those opportunities for us to welcome your family to the Museum for fun-filled adventures! We appreciate your understanding and look forward to having you join us soon.

Nature Adventures Camps & Classes

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

Nature Adventures campers in the Museum Backyard

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.