Museum open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM (last entry at 4:00 PM). Reservations recommended. Sea Center on Stearns Wharf open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, purchase tickets on-site. Please wear a mask to protect those unvaccinated, especially our youngest guests.

Annual Fundraising Events

The Museum hosts several significant fundraising events each year that provide important support of our education, exhibits, research, and curatorial programs. These fun and inspiring events include an elegant gala, a beautiful afternoon of premier wine and food tasting, the opportunity to purchase stunning landscape art, and a festive shopping spree from around the world. They also provide great opportunities to engage with like-minded Museum fans and make new friends.

Please join us for:

Natural History of Wine, Beer, & Spirits

Mission Creek Gala

Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival

The Artist’s Table - Art Show

Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace