The Museum is open Wed–Mon from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
May 21, 2022 Date

Upcoming Events

Butterflies Alive! Members’ Preview
Friday, May 27
This event is sold out. Members get exclusive access to Butterflies Alive! in the Sprague Butterfly Pavilion before it opens to the general public. Space is limited and...
3:00 PM–5:00 PM
Butterflies Alive! Exhibit Opens
Saturday, May 28
Our beloved recurring summer exhibit, Butterflies Alive! opens to the public on May 28, 2022. Walk through a beautiful garden while nearly 1,000 live butterflies flutter free...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Members’ Party
Friday, June 10
Join us for a Members-only party to celebrate the opening of the dazzling summer exhibit Rare Earth. Experience the all-new exhibit a day before it opens to the general public...
5:00 PM–7:30 PM
World Oceans Day | Free Admission
Saturday, June 11
Come celebrate World Oceans Day at the Sea Center with free admission for all on Saturday, June 11! Sponsored by the UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, June 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...
8:30 PM–10:00 PM
Science Pub from Home: Geology Road Trip
Monday, June 13
Take a freewheeling geology road trip down memory lane with the coauthor of Roadside Geology of Southern California. UCSB Prof. Emeritus Arthur Gibbs Sylvester, Ph.D., will re...
6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Lunch & Learn Workshop: Are Charitable Gift Annuities Right for You?
Tuesday, June 21
Are you looking for a fixed income stream, a tax deduction, and a way to leave a charitable legacy? A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is a gift to the charity of your choice tha...
12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival®
Saturday, June 25
This event is sold out. Guests will sip and savor 100+ of the Central Coast's best wineries and culinary delights while enjoying a splendid summer afternoon in the Museu...
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, July 9
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
Star Party
Saturday, August 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...
8:00 PM–10:00 PM