The Museum is open Wed–Mon, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. Masks required indoors. The Sea Center is closed for renovations through spring 2022.


Museum Open Wed–Mon, 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.


Museum Tickets

Open Wednesday–Monday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Closed Tuesdays

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

Sea Center temporarily closed for renovations until spring 2022.

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COVID-19 Admissions Guidelines

Before your visit, please review our guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and collections.

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

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