The Museum is open Wed–Mon from 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily from 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.
February 7, 2023 Date

Upcoming Events

Conversations with a Curator: Native People through the Lens of Edward S. Curtis
Thursday, February 9
Members are invited to go deeper into the background and legacy of the stunning photogravures in our special exhibition Storytelling: Native People through the Lens of Edward...
5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Star Party
Saturday, February 11
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 a...
7:00 PM–10:00 PM
Science Pub: Ancient Maritime Crossings
Monday, February 13
How did the Indigenous coastal peoples of Scandinavia and the British Isles reach the islands and peninsulas of Atlantic Europe? Key investigators from a cross-disciplinary in...
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Lunch & Learn Webinar: Advance Care Planning
Tuesday, February 14
This Valentine’s Day, give your family and yourself the ultimate gift of love: peace of mind. Have you created an advance care directive? This legal document describes t...
12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Where There Once Was Water with Filmmaker Brittany App
Thursday, February 23
Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature Where There Once Was Water is a documentary centered on sustainable and healing...
6:30 PM–8:30 PM
“Out of the Closet” Treasure Sale: Books, Rocks, Folk Art, and More
Saturday, February 25
Support Museum acquisitions and fieldwork when you shop this selection of unique finds at great prices. Collect arts and crafts from around the world, rough minerals ready fo...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
“Out of the Closet” Treasure Sale: Books, Rocks, Folk Art, and More
Sunday, February 26
Support Museum acquisitions and fieldwork when you shop this selection of unique finds at great prices. Collect arts and crafts from around the world, rough minerals ready fo...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Drawn by a Lady: Early Women Illustrators opens to the public
Friday, March 10
Drawn by a Lady: Early Women Illustrators opens to the public in Maximus Gallery on March 10. Although Victorian attitudes in nineteenth-century England about a woman’s...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, April 8
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 a...
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, May 13
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 a...
8:30 PM–10:00 PM