The Museum is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. Masks required indoors. The Sea Center is closed for renovations through spring 2022.
September 21, 2021 Date

Upcoming Events

Members-only Outdoor Quiet Hour
Thursday, September 23
Thursdays in September Savor the serenity of the Museum’s outdoor exhibits* without the crowds. Bring a coffee and let your mind wander. Enjoy the tranquil space of the...
9:00 AM–10:00 AM
The Natural History of Wine, Beer & Spirits: Whales and Rincon Brewery
Saturday, September 25
Virtual Experience // Live Tasting via Zoom Whales in our region face challenges with ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, and more. Join us over a special-editio...
5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Fall Migration Birding Eight-Week Class: Mondays
Monday, September 27
Eight-week class Mondays: September 27–November 15, 2021 Join expert birder Rebecca Coulter for fall migration in some of the region’s best birding spots. Explore...
8:30 AM–10:30 AM
Fall Migration Birding Eight-Week Class: Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 29
Eight-week class Wednesdays: September 29–November 17, 2021; 8:30–10:30 AM Meet-Up Locationssent via e-mail Join expert birder Rebecca Coulter for fall migration...
8:30 AM–10:30 AM
Members-only Outdoor Quiet Hour
Thursday, September 30
Thursdays in September Savor the serenity of the Museum’s outdoor exhibits* without the crowds. Bring a coffee and let your mind wander. Enjoy the tranquil space of the...
9:00 AM–10:00 AM
The Artist’s Table Opening Soiree
Friday, October 1
The soiree kicks off a week-long art show in Fleischmann Auditorium with a night of celebration created by Event Chair Diane Waterhouse and Joy Full Events. Enjoy a fabulous...
5:30 PM–9:30 PM
The Artist's Table Art Show
Saturday, October 2
From Saturday, October 2 to Sunday, October 10, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will offer works for sale from 15 celebrated local artists...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
The Artist's Table Art Show
Sunday, October 3
From Saturday, October 2 to Sunday, October 10, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will offer works for sale from 15 celebrated local artists...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Fall Migration Birding Eight-Week Class: Mondays
Monday, October 4
Eight-week class Mondays: September 27–November 15, 2021 Join expert birder Rebecca Coulter for fall migration in some of the region’s best birding spots. Explore...
8:30 AM–10:30 AM
Fall Migration Birding Eight-Week Class: Wednesdays
Wednesday, October 6
Eight-week class Wednesdays: September 29–November 17, 2021; 8:30–10:30 AM Meet-Up Locationssent via e-mail Join expert birder Rebecca Coulter for fall migration...
8:30 AM–10:30 AM