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

Featured Events

Members-only Hours
Thursday, September 29
Thursdays in September  Museum: September 1, 8, 22, 29 Sea Center: September 15 Experience the Museum and Sea Center without the crowds at special Members-only hours ev...
9:00 AM–10:00 AM
The Artist’s Table Opening Soiree Dinner Party
Friday, September 30
The Artist’s Table fundraiser is kicking off Friday, September 30 with an Opening Soiree Dinner Party with the artists. Ticket buyers and sponsors will be among the firs...
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
A Parliament of Owls opens to the public
Friday, October 7
A Parliament of Owls: 300 Years of Owl Illustration opens to the public in Maximus Gallery on October 7. A group of owls is called a “parliament.” A captivating d...
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Star Party
Saturday, October 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...
7:30 PM–10:00 PM
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
Star Party
Saturday, November 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...
7:00 PM–10:00 PM