Museum outdoor exhibits are now open to a limited number of guests who reserve online in advance. Indoor exhibits are temporarily closed due to county health orders. The Museum is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. The Sea Center will remain closed until March. Reserve tickets for the Museum at
February 25, 2021 Date

Upcoming Events

Legends of the Halls: Washed Ashore – The Museum’s Blue Whale Skeleton
Thursday, February 25
Presented by the Leadership Circles of Giving Join us for the continuation of this online Members-only series focusing on some of the amazing past events and people of the Sa...
5:30 PM–6:30 PM
Change in the Weather: Climate Communication Workshop
Thursday, March 4
Are you comfortable talking about climate change? Do you need tools to overcome communication barriers? Meteorologists frequently talk about climate change, and they’r...
7:00 PM–8:00 PM
Science Pub From Home: Saving Penguins
Monday, March 8
African Penguins are in serious trouble. Over the past century, their population has plummeted due to various human-related causes. In 2019, the "Saving Penguins" team flew to...
6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Natural History of Wine, Beer & Spirits: Entomology & Margerum Wine Company
Saturday, March 27
How could a tiny, enigmatic insect change the way that nearly all winemaking grapes are grown across the globe? Find out when we pair wine with entomology! Over Zoom, we will...
5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival
Saturday, June 25
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 Mi...
2:00 PM–5:00 PM