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

Schools & Teachers

School Field Trips 2022-23

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

Bookings for fall 2022 will open on Monday, August 22.

Would you like to book a self-guided visit for a children/teen group this summer?

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