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

Members-Only Events

September is Member Appreciation Month

Thank you for your support!

To show our gratitude to Members, we’re offering special events, reciprocal admission, discounts, and prizes this month.

Museum branded drinkware and books for sale

Special Discounts and Prizes

  • Enjoy 25% off branded drinkware, and 15% off apparel (shirts, socks, and hats) in the Museum and Sea Center Stores.
  • Visit the Museum or Sea Center during the month of September and enter a drawing for a special prize package from our Stores.

Reciprocal Free Admission

Sep 5–29 and Oct 1, enjoy free admission at MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, for 2 adults and 5 children per visit. Online reservations are required.


Make an Online Reservation

  1. Visit and click “Buy Tickets.”
  2. Select your preferred visit date and time of arrival, then indicate the number of adult and child tickets and select “Add to Cart.”
  3. Review your cart and input the discount code SBMNH2023 and click “Apply.”
  4. Fill in your contact details and click “Check Out.”
  5. You will be emailed a ticket confirmation that will include a link to your digital tickets. You can show your ticket barcode at the front desk when you arrive. Please bring your SBMNH membership card and a photo ID.
  6. For any questions or to change your reservation, please contact or 805-770-5011.

Exclusive Member Events

Members-only Hours on the Museum Grounds
Thursdays in September (7, 14, 21, 28), 9:00–10:00 AM

Experience the Museum Backyard and Prehistoric Forest without the crowds at special Members-only hours every Thursday in September. Get an early start to the day and stroll along the banks of Mission Creek as the dinosaurs roar, or enjoy the Backyard’s kid-sized creek. Indoor exhibits will be closed; this is a special time to enjoy being outside.

RSVP your attendance to

Museum Members strolling in the Backyard

Donuts & Dinos
Sunday, September 10, 9:00–10:00 AM

Enjoy donuts among the dinosaurs at our annual Member breakfast. Roam Prehistoric Forest and the Backyard, and visit with the naturalist in the Nature Club House. Catch the playful art of Charley and Edie Harper on the final day of Curious by Nature.

RSVP your attendance by September 4 to

Members may bring a non-member guest for $10. Pre-purchase guest tickets by calling 805-682-4711 ext. 114.

Members having breakfast with Dinosaurs