The Museum and Sea Center are closed due to the stay at home order but you can still shop unique items in our online store (sbnature.org/store).

Sea Center

Discover the wonders of ocean life at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. Located on historic Stearns Wharf, this highly interactive regional aquarium offers you close encounters with marine animals from the Santa Barbara Channel. In addition to permanent exhibits, the Sea Center hosts unique events and special educational programming. The Sea Center is proud to participate in the White Abalone Captive Breeding Program, which is working to bring this endangered marine snail back from the brink of extinction.

One visit is not enough

The ocean is dynamic and each day is different. Come back to discover more! Members receive free admission all year long.

Sea Center Location and Hours

Sea Center Volunteer Opportunities

Sea Center Event Rental Information

Stearns Wharf