Museum open Wed–Mon, Sea Center open daily; both 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

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.

We are pleased to offer a robust selection of summer camps at both the Museum and Sea Center campuses. Stay tuned for upcoming camps and classes year-round!

For inquiries, please contact Nature Adventures Manager Clay Sipiora at

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.