April 26, 2023
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s 23rd Annual Mission Creek Gala took place Saturday, April 15.
April 20, 2023
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is reopening its permanent mineral exhibit and once more inviting the public to marvel at astonishing rocks and crystals.
March 23, 2023
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host the region’s premier wine and food event on Saturday, June 24 from 2:00–5:00 PM.
March 6, 2023
Drawn by a Lady: Early Women Illustrators, celebrates the talent of artists and authors in 19th century Victorian England who were disregarded because of their gender.
February 9, 2023
Sales from books, rocks, folk art, and more support Museum collections and research
February 6, 2023
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce three trustees joining the board in 2023, Barbara Evans Kinnear, John Demourkas, and Julie Heider-Gray.
January 23, 2023
Honoring Elisabeth and Greg Fowler, Renee Grubb and Village Properties, and John O’Brien
October 18, 2022
From November 11–April 30, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will exhibit portraits of Native people, landscapes, and culture by the influential ethnographic photographer Edward S. Curtis.
September 27, 2022
Fall/Winter Exhibit Features 300 Years of Owl Illustration
September 19, 2022
On Saturday, October 29, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will transform into a magical circus of spine-tingling surprises for adults 21 and over.
September 15, 2022
August 11, 2022
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host a Museum Educator Open House on Monday, August 29, 10:00–11:30 AM for anyone interested in leading school groups on field trips at the Museum.
June 20, 2022
Barbara Holzman, Ph.D., was voted into its board of trustees on May 13, 2022.
June 2, 2022
Spectacular new summer exhibit explores the value we place on nature.
May 23, 2022
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History opens its popular summer exhibit Butterflies Alive! on Saturday, May 28.
May 12, 2022
Annual fundraising event exceeds goal while celebrating Sea Center’s reopening
May 5, 2022
SBMNH and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians collaborated on exchange under Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
April 11, 2022
A new exhibit featuring 20 original nineteenth-century hand-colored lithographs of exotic hummingbirds is opening at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Friday, May 6.
March 1, 2022
Guests invited to explore the underwater world of the Santa Barbara Channel
January 26, 2022
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is proud to announce Brad Willis as the 30th chair of its Board of Trustees.