The Museum is open Wed–Mon from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Schools & Teachers

School Field Trips 2021–2022

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History offers experiential, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned school programs for elementary, middle school and high school classes. Live, interactive programs are available in person at the Museum and online, via Zoom.

For more information, contact 805-682-4711 ext. 108 or
Wednesday/Friday online, Tuesday/Thursday on-site

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We also offer self-guided group rates for children's groups when scheduling allows. Click here for an overview of all children's group bookings options.

Students on Museum School Field Trip, Bird Hall

Nature Collection Lending Library

For information on our educational loan service, visit the Nature Collection page.

Museum's Nature Collection