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

Museum Events

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
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
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
Star Party
Saturday, June 10
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
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival® 2023
Saturday, June 24
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 Mission...
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, July 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...
8:30 PM–10:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, August 12
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, September 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...
8:00 PM–10:00 PM