The Museum is open Wed–Mon, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.
September 26, 2022 Date

Adult Programs Events

Birds of Autumn 8-week Class
Monday, October 3
Eight-week classMondays: October 3–November 21, 20228:30–10:30 AM Join expert birder Rebecca Coulter for fall migration in some of the region’s best birding...
8:30 AM–10:30 AM
Science Pub: California’s Grizzlies
Monday, October 10
In 1848, California contained an estimated 10,000 grizzly bears: more than any current U.S. state other than Alaska, and a ratio of one grizzly for every 11 people living in C...
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Ancestors' House: Building the Santa Ynez Chumash Museum & Cultural Center
Tuesday, October 11
Ancestors' House - kiyisyisʼaʼlɨyi’n a siʼap  Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Director of Museum Programs Kathleen Conti will share a preview of the Santa Ynez...
7:30 PM–8:30 PM
James Webb Space Telescope Expert Panel
Thursday, October 13
The James Webb Space Telescope continues to wow us with astronomical images, revealing more than ever about distant phenomena and the history of the universe. C...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Creep the Halls: Midnight Circus
Saturday, October 29
Experience a magical circus of surprises during the Museum’s debut adults-only (21+) Halloween celebration. Come in costume to crawl our creepy halls and spooky woods in...
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Jack E. Davis – The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird
Thursday, November 3
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Gulf comes The Bald Eagle, a sweeping work of cultural and natural history that asks us to reconsider the story of America throug...
7:30 PM–9:30 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