Creep the Halls
The 2nd annual Halloween event Creep the Halls will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
Experience a fun night of surprises at the Museum’s adults-only (21+) Halloween celebration. Come in costume to crawl our creepy halls and spooky woods in a progressive party ending with a dance party in Fleischmann Auditorium. Tickets include all food and drinks, performers, a DJ, and dancing. Get creepy for the community during this frightening fundraiser; all net proceeds support the Museum’s nature and science education programs.
Tickets go on sale August 1, 2023
Sponsorships are available and a great way to promote your business. Contact Becca Summers at 805-682-4711 ext. 111 or email@example.com for more information.
Sea Center on Stearns Wharf
At the Sea Center visitors of all ages can enjoy interactive exhibits, opportunities to work like scientists, a theater showcasing the wonders of the Santa Barbara Channel, hands-on close encounters with sea creatures, and a live shark touch pool. Children can crawl through a 1,500-gallon tidepool tank to see ocean life from a different perspective.
Sea Center Private Event Rentals
Photos from private events held at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf.
Scientific Imagery by Lucie Gimmel
Scientific Imaging Specialist Lucie Gimmel uses various imaging techniques to reveal the distinctive features and beauty of patterns, colors, and textures hidden in our specimens.
The Artist's Table Art Show
From Saturday, September 28 to Sunday, September 29, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will feature 30 works from 11 local celebrated artists to raise funds to support Museum exhibits.
Featured artists include Peter Adams, Jannene Behl, John Cosby, Steve Curry, Rick Garcia, Derek Harrison, Ray Hunter, Craig Nelson, Jordan Pope, Thomas Van Stein, and Ralph Waterhouse. The show is curated by Diane Waterhouse in conjunction with the sold-out art dinner event, The Artist’s Table.
All art is for sale and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Museum to support the 2020 summer exhibits, including Butterflies Alive! and an amazing display of gems, minerals, and fossils. The exhibition is free with paid Museum admission.
Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace
This is a three-day shopping extravaganza and the largest folk art show in Southern California.
The Kingdom of California: Mapping the Pacific Coast in the Age of Exploration
These original maps on display represent early attempts to explore and map the Pacific coast.
Art of Natural History: Rare Treasures from the Museum’s Antique Print Collection
June 22–September 3, 2018
See how artists and scientists viewed the natural world spanning 300 years in this summer exhibit highlighting historic prints from the Museum’s art collection.