The Museum's outdoor spaces are open to the public. We have different activities each day, so check our calendar to plan your visit. Indoor spaces are temporarily closed. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf's outdoor spaces are open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon–4:00 PM.
August 14, 2020 Date

Featured Events

Art Meets Science: Contrasting Corals in Ink on Watercolor
Saturday, August 15
Expand your art skills and science knowledge from the comfort of your own home. Each class we’ll brush up on some cool science and then introduce new art media and techn...
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Legends of the Halls – For Love of Nature, a Gift of Art
Tuesday, August 18
The Leadership Circles of Giving Presents Legends of the Halls Join us in August for this virtual Members-only series focusing on some of the amazing past events and people...
5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Legends of the Halls – Iconic Landscapes: Preserving Nature with Diorama
Saturday, August 29
The Leadership Circles of Giving Presents Legends of the Halls Join us in August for this virtual Members-only series focusing on some of the amazing past events and people...
5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Coastal Cleanup Month 2020
Saturday, September 5
We typically host a beach cleanup at East Beach as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, but this year, we're protecting the coast by cleaning up our neighborhoods! Although...
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Coastal Cleanup Month 2020
Saturday, September 12
We typically host a beach cleanup at East Beach as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, but this year, we're protecting the coast by cleaning up our neighborhoods! Although...
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Science Pub From Home: Why History Needs Science
Monday, September 14
In this beautifully illustrated program, learn some surprising insights about California’s history and prehistory that provide us with a big-picture context, and help us...
6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Coastal Cleanup Month 2020
Saturday, September 19
We typically host a beach cleanup at East Beach as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, but this year, we're protecting the coast by cleaning up our neighborhoods! Although...
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Coastal Cleanup Month 2020
Saturday, September 26
We typically host a beach cleanup at East Beach as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, but this year, we're protecting the coast by cleaning up our neighborhoods! Although...
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Science Pub From Home: The Science of Reading and the Reading of Science: Supports, Critiques, and Questions
Monday, October 12
UC Santa Barbara Associate Professor Diana J. Arya, Ph.D., will share what we know and still are learning about how individuals develop reading skills and how this development...
6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival
Saturday, June 26
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