Museum open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM (last entry at 4:00 PM). Reservations recommended. Sea Center on Stearns Wharf open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, purchase tickets on-site. Please wear a mask to protect those unvaccinated, especially our youngest guests.

Hours


Museum Open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Closed early at 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve.
The Museum is closed the last Saturday in June for the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival.


Admission


Museum Tickets

Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Reservations Recommended

Adult (18–64 years) $17
Senior (65+ years) $15
Teen (13–17 years) $15
Child (2–12 years) $11
Child under 2 years Free

Free for Members

Sea Center Tickets

Open Daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Purchase Tickets at Admissions Desk

Adult (18–64 years) $12
Senior (65+ years) $10
Teen (13–17 years) $10
Child (2–12 years) $9
Child under 2 years Free

Free for Members

Museums for All 

Show a valid CalFresh/SNAP EBT card and photo ID at Admissions to receive entry to the Museum or Sea Center at $3 per person, for up to a group of four. For example, a family of four can visit by paying $12.00 total. This pricing works during all normal operation hours, and you can come back and use it again any time.

Blue Star Museums

Free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

School Field Trips

K-12 school field trip program options for the Museum or Sea Center

Accessibility
Information on accommodations at the Museum and Sea Center

Locations and Parking for the Museum or Sea Center

Photography and filming are allowed at the Museum and Sea Center for personal use only.
To photograph or film for commercial use/publication, please contact marketing@sbnature2.org.