The Museum is open Wed–Mon, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.
June 1, 2023 Date

Upcoming Events

Bringing Back Our Wetland: Community Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Thursday, June 1
Learn how UC Santa Barbara, alongside a community of visionary environmentalists, restored a former Goleta golf course back into a wetland. 
The UCSB Affiliates and the Cheadle...
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Free Public Astronomy Talk: The Brightest Thing You've Never Seen
Friday, June 2
Because the extremely bright, distant objects known as quasars can be seen from so far away, they offer researchers a unique opportunity to peek farther back in time than is offered...
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Curious by Nature Exhibit Opens
Saturday, June 3
The bright, bold, geometric imagery of Charley Harper is made for nature-lovers. Enjoy a parade of striking wildlife featuring the playful sensibility of Charley and his wife and...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
The 19th-Century Chumash Community of 'Amuwun
Monday, June 5
This free talk by Kaitlin Brown, Ph.D., is presented by the Santa Barbara County Archaeological Society, in partnership with the Museum.
Behind the iconic salmon-colored bell...
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
World Oceans Day | Free Admission
Saturday, June 10
Come celebrate World Oceans Day at the Sea Center with free admission for all, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM on Saturday, June 10, 2023!
From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, talk with our...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, June 10
The Palmer Observatory will open its doors and its roof to share a remarkable view of the wonders of the night sky through our state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope.Join Museum astronomy...
8:30 PM–10:00 PM
Science Pub: Behind the Scenes in Butterflies Alive!
Monday, June 12
Learn what it takes to wrangle and rear some of nature's most delicate creatures. Join the mastermind behind the Museum’s beloved recurring summer exhibit, Butterflies Alive! Director...
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Lunch & Learn Webinar: Make Life Insurance Work for You
Tuesday, June 13
Life insurance can help you do much more than offset risk and provide needed funds for a rainy day. It can play a significant role in financial and estate planning by helping secure...
12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival® 2023 - Sold Out
Saturday, June 24
Guests will sip and savor 100+ of the Central Coast's best wineries and culinary delights while enjoying a splendid summer afternoon in the Museum's oak woodland along Mission...
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Late Opening at the Museum
Sunday, June 25
The Museum will open at noon rather than 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 25, as we tidy up our campus after our annual fundraiser, the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival®. We will...
12:00 PM–5:00 PM