The Museum's outdoor spaces are open to the public. We have different activities each day, so check our calendar to plan your visit. Indoor spaces are temporarily closed. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf's outdoor spaces are open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon–4:00 PM.

Generation After Generation Loves the Museum

Growing up in Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History was a definite fun outing, whether company was in town or a school field trip, it was always a fun place to go as a kid. Now as a parent of two boys, we have always enjoyed our membership and have chosen to continue to frequent the museum. My goal is to learn at least one new thing every visit, and that includes myself.

One particular Halloween, we participated in a quasi parade and somehow got involved in a pie eating contest. That's how the museum is, always engaging and bringing the children and parents together for some fun learning away from the electronics and gadgets.

I love the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; what a gem to our community. I hope it continues for generations to come.