Museum indoor & outdoor exhibits are open to a limited number of guests who reserve online in advance. The Museum is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Reserve tickets for the Museum at // The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Tickets are available on-site only.
May 5, 2021 Date

Members Events

Science Pub From Home: Humans and Mountain Lions in California
Monday, May 10
Explore how human presence impacts Mountain Lion behavior, movement, and survival. The Santa Cruz Puma Project has been studying Mountain Lions (or pumas) in the Santa Cruz Mo...
6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Curated: Orchids and Their Care
Saturday, May 15
Learn about the care and science of your favorite flowers with orchid experts George Hatfield and Curator of Malacology Daniel L. Geiger, Ph.D. Although orchids have a reputat...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Conversations with a Curator - Digging Deep into Dinosaur Evolution
Thursday, May 20
Presented by Teen Programs Manager and Paleontologist Jenna Role, M.S. Over hundreds of millions of years, dinosaurs developed a remarkable diversity of traits and lifestyles...
5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Members-Only Day: Butterflies Alive!
Friday, May 28
The magical beauty of Butterflies Alive! returns to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and we invite you to be a part of it.Members are invited to join us on Friday,...
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Conversations with a Curator - Scallops, Oysters, and Mussels, Oh My!
Thursday, June 10
Presented by Curator Emeritus of Malacology Paul Valentich-Scott Marine bivalve mollusks (scallops, oysters, mussels, and clams) are the top consumed seafood around the globe...
5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Science Pub From Home: Reef-building Corals’ Response to Environmental Stress
Monday, July 12
Coral reefs are suffering from rapid changes in their environment, like increasing temperatures and CO2 concentrations, but some corals are more tolerant than others. Universi...
6:30 PM–7:30 PM