Museum open Weds–Mon, Sea Center open daily. Hours 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Schools & Teachers

School Field Trips 2023–24

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.


Fall field trip season at the Museum is September 18, 2023 through January 31, 2024.

Fall field trip season at the Sea Center is October 4, 2023 through January 31, 2024.

Registration for February 1–May 31, 2024 will open on November 1, 2023.

School Field Trips at the Museum's Prehistoric Forest

Are you interested in a self-guided visit for your group at the Museum this summer?

We are delighted to be able to offer special rates for self-guided groups this summer. Click here for details on self-guided summer groups.

Request a summer visit at the Museum for your group here.

You can also contact us directly to get more information about group visits this summer by emailing us at or by calling 805-682-4711 ext. 108.

Students on Museum School Field Trip, Bird Hall