Press Releases

September 18, 2019
From Saturday, September 28 to Sunday, September 29, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will feature 30 works from 11 local celebrated artists to raise funds to support Museum exhibits.
September 12, 2019
On October 4, the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery will depart from its usual emphasis on early Western scientific illustration to present Kachō-e: Impressions of Natural History in Japanese Prints.
August 8, 2019
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host a Docent Open House on Monday, September 9 at 9:30 AM for anyone interested in becoming a docent.
July 10, 2019
New display offers chance to see endangered species revitalization project up close
June 26, 2019
Generosity of anonymous donor puts Department of Invertebrate Zoology once more on the cutting edge.
May 28, 2019
On Friday, June 7, the John and Peggy Maximus Art Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will open its curious summer art exhibit, Strange Science.
May 23, 2019
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s 20th Annual Mission Creek Gala took place Saturday, May 18, and raised $445,000 for Museum education programs.
May 21, 2019
On Saturday, June 8, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center on Stearns Wharf will celebrate World Oceans Day by offering free Sea Center admission to all visitors.
May 1, 2019
On Saturday, May 25, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will unveil two spectacular summer exhibits: Butterflies Alive! and Prehistoric Forest.
April 18, 2019
A unique opportunity to share an incredible experience this summer
April 2, 2019
SBMNH Curator of Ethnography Jan Timbrook, Ph.D., looks back on a long and successful career working with Native Americans to preserve valuable artifacts of material culture.
February 13, 2019
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will again host the region’s premier wine and food event on Saturday, June 29 from 2:00-5:00 PM.
January 25, 2019
From February 8 to May 5, the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will celebrate history’s Great Naturalists, from Carl Linnaeus to Charles Darwin.
January 23, 2019
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is proud to announce Executive Committee officers for 2019 as well as new Trustee Sharon Bradford.
January 22, 2019
The annual event recognized the generosity of Leadership Circles Members and key donors who contributed to the success of the 2018 year.
January 16, 2019
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Department of Vertebrate Zoology is making a dramatic improvement in its ability to preserve and protect core specimens in its collections.
December 20, 2018
Spectacular specimen visiting from a Canadian museum challenges marine science facility visitors to contemplate our interconnected world
December 19, 2018
The Sea Center is offering free admission to its Underwater Parks Day Festival on Saturday, January 19, from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM thanks to support from the Associated Students Coastal Fund at UCSB.
November 6, 2018
Support the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, artisans, and fair trade for the holidays
October 16, 2018
Hosted by four Central Coast tribes at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History