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.
May 29, 2023 Date

Adult Programs Events

Bringing Back Our Wetland: Community Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Thursday, June 1
Learn how UC Santa Barbara, alongside a community of visionary environmentalists, restored a former Goleta golf course back into a wetland. 
The UCSB Affiliates and the Cheadle...
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Free Public Astronomy Talk: The Brightest Thing You've Never Seen
Friday, June 2
Because the extremely bright, distant objects known as quasars can be seen from so far away, they offer researchers a unique opportunity to peek farther back in time than is offered...
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
The 19th-Century Chumash Community of 'Amuwun
Monday, June 5
This free talk by Kaitlin Brown, Ph.D., is presented by the Santa Barbara County Archaeological Society, in partnership with the Museum.
Behind the iconic salmon-colored bell...
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Science Pub: Behind the Scenes in Butterflies Alive!
Monday, June 12
Learn what it takes to wrangle and rear some of nature's most delicate creatures. Join the mastermind behind the Museum’s beloved recurring summer exhibit, Butterflies Alive! Director...
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival® 2023 - Sold Out
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